The other day I had the privilege of teaching a painting class at St. Boniface in Edmonton. Each child had their own canvas on board and I brought in a vase of fresh flowers for them to try their hand at Still Life painting.
Wow! I’ve forgotten how busy 20 grade one students can be ! The teacher provided each table with one ‘pie plate’ of paint colours ( pretty terrible selection at this school …ha ha) and a yogurt cup of water per student. The first thing that happened is that 6 wee cups of water were promptly spilled on the table. Apparently we didn’t have access to rags for the clean up but we did have teeny tiny sponges !
Each canvas was covered with a plastic coating so we needed to unwrap these and after that some of the students started painting on the wrong side of the board…ha ha ha.
We finally got some semblance of order with the help of the teacher, Ms. Alcock, who has a very good class. I worked on building up the image from the background to the central image. The kids were excited and non-stop.
It was a lot of fun.