monday monet

Things I forget about teaching children's art classes: that I get really, really, really anxious in the final minutes before a session starts. That it always turns out to be perfectly okay. That, actually, I like it, A LOT. That kids really do say the darndest things, and also have a real knack for Words of Affirmation. Which kind of slays me. Wow, Elizabeth! Your pond is so beautiful! Elizabeth, you are really really good at making stems. Mom! Elizabeth taught us about Monet today! OhmywordIloveyou.

We managed to get through two hours of waterlilies today with only one bloody nose and twenty minutes overtime, after which I completely crashed on the couch, unconscious to the world. Seriously. I don't know how mothers do it. 

Tomorrow it's a little color theory and a lot of Matisse. But Elizabeth, that looks really, really hard. It looks that way, doesn't it? But I'll make it easy. That's true. You always do.

[ know a little artist keen on creating? send them this way for sessions at studio 1920 ]


Sum said...

Ok. Seriously. I love this SO SO SO much! These are such beautiful pictures with such cute kids! :) I laughed because omg! I feel the exact same way when I teach anything. And it's almost been a year. haha

p.s. I'll be honest. I kind of miss the hip hip huzzahs.

p.s.s. Do you teach an art class for adults? haha Like me, perhaps? I would also like to learn any HTML and CSS you know of for blogging & internet stuff.

Andrea said...

Man I wish Kenzie was old enough, or I was young enough to sign up. You are so cool.

Lorina said...

Are you living at home? I miss you! I want to see you and hang out. I have lots to tell you and I think you have the same for me as well!

Kristen said...

you must be a fantastic art teacher, you're such a doll. I hope your classes are going well :)