Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall classes come to a close

 During the months of September and October I had the privilege of working with 2 groups of creative young artists in my fall children's drawing classes. Oh how this group pictured above loved to make art! -- and glitter. They are working on an underwater scene where they used glitter paint to embellish the fish.  My older class, who were equally enthusiastic, met on another day and worked in a variety of media including artist grade pencils, pastel and oil pastel and watercolor. Though I will miss my students I will be working on lessons for another round of classes in the spring. I am considering adding a more advanced class to my 1st through 3rd and 4th through 8th classes. This class will concentrate more on technique and larger projects with a focus on drawing for grades 6 and up--not sure on the age limit yet.  As in all of my classes,  I want to teach the basics of art but also want to encourage each student to develop their own unique style. More info after the first of the year.


  1. Thanks for posting photos of the classes you have so enjoyed teaching this fall! I hope your previous students will come back again, and that you will also be able to offer--and get some students to enroll--in a more advanced art class. Why not open it up for students up through high school and see what happens? The broader you are willing to go in terms of age, the better chance you will have of getting enough students. Publicity will be the key. It seems that you have a very good rapport with the local press and perhaps some fliers in places where home school parents hang out will help you find your "market" of potential students.

    Have you ever thought about offering one or two classes for adults? Perhaps at one of the local senior centers--but the class would be open to anyone over 18. If I lived in Holmes County, I'd be there in a heartbeat--and perhaps bring my mom along with me.

    As always, your longtime friend and patron, Susie

  2. Thanks Susie,
    You are always thinking! :) While we were in Texas visiting my 80-something uncle at the retirement community where he lives, I thought, wouldn't it be cool to have a class at a place like that where younger and older people could interact while doing art? Just thinking of how I would feel at his age surrounded only by other people of the same age.

    I will take your suggestions to heart this winter as I plan!