Today is my second painting class.
I mostly learned last week all the things that I just take for granted when drawing or painting. Things like knowing when you should dip your brush into more paint, keeping a point on your brush, how much water to mix into your paint...things I am finding that most of my students simply do not yet comprehend.
i also had a literal last minute sign up. As I was unpacking my supplies at the activity center a woman asked if I was teaching the art class. I admitted that I was the culprit. She then told me her daughter would love to learn to paint. I asked her daughter's age...she was 9! Well I told her the cut off age was 18, as I did not want to deal with kids in a three hour class session. But the Mom was insistent and to make a long story short I now have a nine year old girl in my class. But she was very well behaved and maintained her interest for the entire class. I was pleasantly surprised. And for a kid, she did a pretty good job too.
so we do it again today.
I'm not sure yet if I am going to enjoy this experience or not. By nature I'm rather a selfish person. I want what I want when I want it. Part of the reason I don't have any little Bivouacs...a big part really.
When the 11 weeks are up, I don't know if I will want to do it again or not. It's certainly not for the money.
Last week we did individual paintings from photos. But I was spread a bit thin. So today we do the Bob Ross thing...I paint and the students copy, badly, what I do. And we'll see how that works out.