Friday, August 19, 2011

Last Day of Summer Workshops!

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
~Henry David Thoreau
Today was the last day of 10 weeks of summer art workshops! I can't quite believe it's over.
Time is a funny thing. Like so many things in life, it seems like it flew by and yet took forever, all at the same time! I will be glad to have my mornings back, (as well as more energy) but I will miss the kids - especially the funny moments with them and the moments when they had a breakthrough and really loved their own work.
Here are a just a few of the kids from the 10 weeks of art camp at The Wizard of Art.
Stella ~watercolorist and future cast member of Saturday Night Live
age 8

Jacob ~ Painter and art philosopher
age 9
Audrey ~ Painter gaining her confidence
age 8
Audrey with her twin sister Evelyn
and Evelyn's meerkat sculpture
Evelyn ~ Watercolorist (aware she's brilliant but is very matter of fact about the whole thing)
age 8
Tom ~ animator and comic with his flying burrito
age 12
Sammy ~ watercolorist and admirer of Andy Goldsworthy
age 9
James ~ Artist and resident cutie-pie
age 6
Olivia ~ watercolorist and total sweetheart
age 11
Cynara ~ Painter and sage
age 10
Apple ~ printer and another total sweetheart
age 10
Eva Luna ~ artist and future entertainer
age 7
Satchi ~ painter (and someone who actually appreciated my humor! ;)
age 9
Coco ~ artist (and shy girl, shhhh)
age 11
Bridget ~ animator and fairy
age 6
Goldie ~ sculptor (who missed one morning to go to court to officially change her name to "Goldie")
age 6
All real works of art
look as though they were done in joy.
~Robert Henri
I have to say a huge thank you to my fellow teacher Mekenzie. She is a sweetheart, crazy talented, and has such an incredible gift for working with children. She is truly amazing to watch! Thanks Mekenzie!!!! You're awesome!!! :)
Things have been so busy and there is a lot to blog about but for now ... have a beautiful weekend my friends!
Blessings and light!

9 comments:

PK Studios said...

So cute...and I love your added description of each artist...so funny : )

Xurde Radío said...

They´re really little great artists!
Nice blog, I join it. Thank you for your visit and comment.
Greetings from Asturias, Spain.

mermaid gallery said...

i can't believe how much goldie's painting looks like her!...some amazing works of art there with some enchanting children. All of their paintings and sculptures seem clear and crisp...not over worked at all....so refreshing to see! It must have been such a fun ten weeks! You have been blessed as well!....( and believe me I know how blessed I am!)

Merisi said...

I am absolutely smitten by these young artists and their work! It takes talent and a very good teacher, I would say.

May you enjoy the rest of summer,
Merisi

Emily said...

I love seeing work by all these young artists in your life! It's somehow...reassuring. Thanks!

Paulo Duarte said...

Olá! Já á muito tempo que não visitava o teu blogue o que me encanta muito ao ver momentos de criação encantadores perpetuados pela beleza da inocência. Continuação de felizes momentos.
Um até sempre.
Senapduarte

jane said...

they are all sooo AWESOME! your students rock!
x

A Brush with Color said...

Awwwwww--these students are adorable, and look how proud they are of their creations, as they should be! Wonderful photos of them all. Thanks for sharing these. Congratulations on impacting so many young people and getting them excited about art!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the comments, my friends!!!