Friday, 27 April 2012

Fun Day

I had such fun in the art area at work today. Last night, while tidying up, I doodled a face on a piece of cardboard. I like to cut up cardboard boxes to paint on as they are great. I left it lying around and one of the children asked to paint it this afternoon. When one person in the nursery does something, lots more always want to. So I ended up drawing lots of faces on card (and a couple of cars) for more children to paint. (The other day I ended up making about ten greenflies with little wool legs, as one boy had found one, it had flown away, and he wanted me to find it for him! In the end, me and my colleague came up with the bright idea of making him one instead, as the obvious impossibility of finding his greenfly escaped him!) They do such brilliant art, I am always so inspired by them and love working alongside and with them. Below is my painted face (I wanted a go too!) The hair colour choices of purple and red were the result of advice from R. and N. The right hand face was a quick gouache picture in my journal.

 Here are the collected faces. One is missing-I think R. took it to put in the going home box. As she held it up for me to take a picture, the blue paint she had used for the eyes started to run down the face. ''She's crying'' she said. I asked her to smile for her photo to make up for this!

 This picture is from yesterday-and totally done by N.-following a model by another adult. It is Goldilocks. N. has recently started to say, about lots of artwork that she likes, ''I love it!"-Well Nian, I love this!
 It is interesting how they painted the shapes and spaces in blocks of colour. They came out looking quite Picasso like I think.


Leenie said...

Yes, very Picasso. He is quoted as saying, "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."

Too bad children lose that ability so quickly as they grow up.

Queenie Believe said...

What a wonderful art experience you gifted to yoru class!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Anonymous said...

What wonderful work - I wish mine was that good!

Carole Reid said...

Nian and Renee gave you good advice!