Wow! I am exhausted but also very excited. Today I taught my first Kid's Art Class! It makes me remember how much I loved creating art when I was a kid...
I have wonderful memories of going to painting classes when I was about 6 years old. An elderly lady in my neighborhood held painting classes in her sunny living room for the neighborhood kids. I can still recall sitting in front of that big easel while she lovingly taught me how to paint flowers in a vase. I knew I was in my element, even at a very young age.
Even if they think of me as "the older lady that teaches art", I feel privileged to share my love of art with the children in my own neighborhood...and I felt like a kid again today too!
I will be teaching 5 different art classes in our neighborhood clubhouse throughout the summer. I didn't realize however, just how much work it is to design projects, purchase supplies, prep and lug everything, set up and clean up. Not to mention making signs, fliers and all the book keeping involved. Whew! I will sleep good tonight. But Oh yes, it's worth every bit of it. I just hope the kids will have beautiful, lasting memories of our times together experiencing the joy of expressing our creativity!
I designed this special Father's Day frame especially for this class. I brought a basket of rocks for them to choose their favorite. They poured so much love into their frames; I'm sure their dads will be touched when they receive their special gift!
Next week, we will have fun with more paint, glue, pretty papers and embellishments to create personalized name banners with wooden letters.
I will also be teaching Kid's Art Classes at my local Hobby Lobby store. My first class will be in 2 days. We will be making this same frame.