Let’s Face It

Kids are the original and preeminent artists. The younger they are the more fearless they are. In this little project I’m working with preschool age children. I thought the colors came out vibrant and unsullied and the drawings energetic and expressive. So often adults create mud. Kids know when to stop.

We started with a drawing in sharpie pen and then we colored it in with brushes using ordinary watercolor paint. I was so impressed. For the record these are works from the talented little kids at St. Joachim School in Madera, CA. I have been teaching art in the Madera Unified School District and for the Golden Valley School District since last Fall and enjoying it very much.

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Kitty and a rainbow. Six legs? Why not? Maybe it’s running fast.
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A cat of many colors
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Another Paul Klee in the making.
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I love the expression!
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A castle surrounded by a moat. The blue pops off the page.
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When they fill the page I am so delighted.
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Cat jumping over a rainbow. Extra legs seem important.