Friday, May 6, 2011

Painting Workshop

Just as I arrived at tiny Terrence Bay School to lead the workshop, the sun popped out from the clouds! Hooray. This is the classroom before we started, nice and tidy! Didn't last long, lol.

The children were in grades two and three. We were all going to paint seagulls but some wanted to paint cats after seeing some of my work, so that's what we did, cats and seagulls!

First they sketched and then they started to paint on canvas.

I loved all the different skies they decided to paint. Actiually I loved EVERYTHING they painted! This wee chap wanted a sunset.

Most of the class did seagulls. Terrence Bay is a small community surrounded by the ocean, so there are LOTS of gulls. Only a few really wanted cats, so that was just dandy too.

I was very impressed with the patience and diligence these students displayed. Such great little artists!

Tah dah!

Here are two more:) It was terrific fun and I'd be happy to do it again.

It was so lovely to come outside and greet the sun and wind and salty air! We have had a long stretch of rain here and sadly tomorrow I think it is going to start again.


Joan said...

Great job in inspiring the students Shelagh... they did a great job on the seagulls and cats...I bet they really enjoyed their art class today!!


Christine said...

Looks like a fun day. I did a model horse painting workshop with 4H kids and was totally amazed at their patience, concentration and creativity! The paintings turned out lovely!

Kelly said...

Amazing! What a fun thing to do. My favorite days when I was a preschool teacher were painting days. There are work was so great.

Claire said...

Love these! I can imagine you being such a fun teacher... those kids will probably remember that class for a long time!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those are ROCKIN' seagulls and cats!

aliceinparis said...

I was nervous at first but then soon realized these kids were like wee sponges and wanted to soak it all up!We all had fun.

Moose said...

FANTASTIC! I also love doing workshops for students...I bring my little traveling printing press, kids carve linoleum blocks over 3 sessions, we print, they make little books with everyone's creations!! 4th + 5th graders, so not toooo many pokes with the carving tools! They say they are "artists" when I have them sign their work.
Tail Wags,