I thought I'd share what went down last weekend at Josiah's Art Class Spectacular. My mom is trying out a new project for her current crop of art students (residents at a nursing home in Joplin). Josiah usually gets to be her guinea pig.
It's a pretty special thing to have a Mom as a professional artist. I always have artwork to display. She also is a Respiratory Therapist (no longer working as)...who are very handy to have around in a pulmonary emergency (of which I have had).
She also has been great to have around as "Art Teacher Extraordinaire." I was never really good at lessons. I usually had to participate as a kid in one session or another of art lessons she gave. I've even took a few of her watercolor classes as an adult. I'm still not really any good. But that is not the point of art.
She recently gave Josiah a lesson in "Print Making." (here is a handy link for printmaking lessons)
First, it must be noted that, yes, Josiah is wearing a purple smock apron. He was a little worried about it.
And he had a little bit of trouble with the buttons. How embarrassing!
In Printmaking the artist can choose a variety of mediums. Josiah is painting with acrylics.
Love. Those could have been my little hands years ago.
Those are probably still some of the same acryllics that have been in my Mom's art stuff forever. Her prefered medium is watercolor, but goodness gracious the lady has art stuff! I counted at least 3 tubs of acrylic paints.
The Happy Artist with his finished product.
Ready for display.
It even looks like a cat!
My art projects always wind up looking like the cat painted them!