|Mason & Cassidy at work with the clay~|
The teachers give up their rooms for the day - allowing the volunteer art teachers from the community, the space to work with the kids. Courtney was teaching a project involving nice, wet clay! First it was to be worked flat, then with a variety of different tools, the students were to apply textures to the clay. Once the textures were done - the clay was cut into pieces of three different sizes with a variety of cookie cutters.
|Cassidy working the clay~|
By lunch, we were ready for a break! The library was set up with an incredible buffet of some of the most delicious hot casseroles ever provided by the teachers! The dessert table would have put a five star restaurant to shame! While we were eating, the kids all had their lunch & recess.
In the afternoon, I decided to attend a class with Mason & one with Cassidy. Mason was signed up for Landscape Watercolors. This class had a very interesting twist! The kids were given a drawing, asked to turn it upside down on their desk, then given a blank paper - the task was to reproduce the drawing starting at the bottom (which was now the top) & moving down the paper to the top (now the bottom)!
|Mason in the "Landscape Watercolors" class|
|Cassidy, "Painting with Pixels"|
What a wonderful, fun day for the kids & the volunteers too!