Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kid Stuff Keeping Me Busy...

Well...I at least looked at the Illustration Friday topic and even doodled a few thoughts. But, this just isn't going to be the week to get something like that done.

Every other Wednesday throughout the school year about 30+ homeschooling families meet to share our gifts and teach classes to all the kids. I'm teaching an art class for kids 9 years to early teen that looks at how the portrait has been depicted throughout history. We started with Ancient Mesopotamia and the Abu Temple figures (known for thier huge eyes and stair-step hair and beards).



Today, after studying the style points and the color symbolism, they painted Egyptian-Style portraits on plaster tiles.



We only have an hour together and there's quite a variety of ages and abilities in the class, but I think they're all having fun and learning something at the same time - that's the main point, after all.
Maybe I'll be able to get to IF next week...

2 comments:

Heather said...

IF can wait! You're teaching the kids the joys of art. Way to go.

nessadee said...

I love those Egyptian style portraits!

I'm a homeschool mom too, so I understand not getting to IF every week!