When the virus first hit I left Melbourne (a short term plan turned indefinite), and stayed with family in Palm Beach, Queensland. Our neighbours were home-schooling their kids. One family that was good friends with ours had an enthusiasm for art, and needed to leave the house, so I started teaching them simple techniques by the beach. It was a calming and rewarding experience and it was then I realised I’d like to teach more kids art.
Fast forward 18 months to living in Hopetoun, Western Australia.
These days it’s less calming but still rewarding. I am a freelancer contracted by the Regional Arts Council, Rave About Arts, and their program ‘ARTitude’. Each week, on a Tuesday, two classes span the afternoon. One is for kids between 4-8 followed by another for those aged 8-14.
Here’s a snap shot of what we’ve done so far.. starting with the little ones.
Now to the older bunch of Matisses in the making..
I’m facilitating an open day in the holidays where high school youth will learn this birds eye view watercolour technique. You could try it at home too, check out this link — https://youtu.be/J-LDUK-XhRM
Ciao for now x