Our First RV Art Class!

Last night I decided to take some time to experiment with our new Crayola pastels to get ready to present a mini-lesson to the kiddos.  I had never used pastels before, so I spent some time reading about different techniques and styles.  I doodled around and created an interesting flower using the blending technique.  I left my sketch pad open and on the breakfast table to be “discovered” in the morning.  (I find that our kids are much more inclined to try new things if I can entice them or hint at possible projects.)  My drawing was a big discussion point over breakfast, and I was glad that the kids could recognize my drawing as a flower!

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B was first to grab her sketch pad and give it a try:

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M joined soon after, and they really started to get the hang of it!

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Usually, the kids try one drawing and move on to other things.  Today they surprised me by trying different versions and exploring their own ideas.  M came up with a sunflower design:

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Before bedtime, we were back at it and having a really good time.  (I sprayed the finished drawings with a clear fixative to prevent smudges!)  Here are a few of our finished pastel drawings:

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The mobile office
Showcasing Our Artwork

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