Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Direct Instruction

I attended a short art class last Saturday under the direction of my 6-year-old granddaughter, Emmy.

Emmy: Gma, do you know how to draw a butterfly?

Gma: Show me how, Emmy!

And she did.

Emmy: See? That's how to draw a butterfly! You do it now!

And I did.

Postcard 21
4x5", acrylic, ink, and wax pastel on manila stock
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

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6 comments:

  1. I have loved all the posts about last weekend. The best!!

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    1. The WEEKEND was the best! Hope you've read the comments, too : )

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  2. Hope you got a gold star. This is magical :) feeling like playing with some black and white.

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    1. Emmy is generous with support, praise, and gold stars!

      I've enjoyed dabbling in b&w recently. Give it a whirl.

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  3. What a wonderful art teacher you have!

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    1. Emmy is a terrific teacher. And she creates art as fearlessly as Jane Davies—I love watching her create with both purpose and unselfconscious confidence. I often envision her as an angel on my shoulder when I paint.

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