Jimmy and Otis are ready for a good Turtle Art Camp!
After Jimmy brings the students in from the airport, and any other students who are driving here have arrived, we go out for our first supper together. This time we visited The Coccia House, Wooster's most loved and oldest pizza restaurant. Then we came back and did some intro stuff in the studio, and I did a little show and tell, like usual. It had been a very long travel day, so we just mainly relaxed the rest of the evening.
The first class day begins, like every class day will, with Library Time, in which we all work in our sketchbooks for 10 minutes, without talking. Then we do a show and tell of what we'd drawn and or written about. Then we make up a list of themes for the week and choose a theme for this day, and then we begin our first painting project.
The first theme we chose as a group was "hearts." In my sketchbook I drew a heart and then a woman above it, but she started to look like the scary Queen of Hearts to me, and I really wanted to do something meaningful, so I started over. I've been wanting to make some new Obama art and post it to Patty Mitchell's Facebook page called Artists Celebrate & Decorate for Obama, so I drew the heart again, for the theme, and put President Obama above it.
Here at camp, we realized that if you read one fortune paper's "Learn Chinese" vocabulary word each day, then in some months you could maybe speak a tad. Only then, there are those pesky five tones of each word meaning five different things, and then there's grammar! We might have to buy Rosetta Stone for Chinese, if this becomes our English / Dutch mission in life!
Plofje de Olifant, a Dutch children's book Flox has referred me to. (Thank you, Flox!)
Artists Celebrate & Decorate for Obama Facebook page!
See about coming soon, if Turtle Art Camp sounds like something you'd feel good about doing!