I want to preface this post by saying that I am *not* an art teacher. I don’t have a degree in art. In fact, I only ever took ONE semester of art in middle school where my art teacher (not subtly) suggested I use my electives more wisely…as in choir. I grew up believing I could barely draw stick people and that is what I believed until I started homeschooling my kids. I began to draw for nature studies, realized I am not totally awful, and made it my mission to make sure my kids explore with art on a regular basis.
I started following art teacher blogs, and recently began pinning their projects and ideas on Pinterest. I started offering art classes in my house and I have found myself an art teacher by default. I am still not an amazing artist, but I *am* an artist in my own way. I haven’t been blogging much, so I thought I might share some of the art we have been doing in our weekly art class. I am so proud of my kids – all of them!
This week we learned a tiny bit about Georgia O’Keeffe and then drew our own calla lilies with pastels (oil and chalk). I made a couple of example flowers and provided them with real life photographs to get inspiration from. The first two are my samples, the rest are from my class. My students range in age from 7-15 years old. I love how different each flower is and the effort they put into this project. Just one more reason why I love my crazy, hectic, but SUPER fun life!