Teaching second grade can be a lot of fun. They don't have a regular art class, so every now and then I decide to have an art lesson with them. Yesterday we created colorful trees. Below is mine. I will post theirs after they finish them.
We started out by painting the tree with black paint. After the paint dried, we added our colors with markers.
Last night was the opening night for My Inner Artist - Oklahoma City's newest social painting experience. I had the opportunity to be the first artist teaching a class. We had a great turnout! Mimi's on Memorial was packed. I had never taught an art class before and the experience was amazing. I was so impressed with the uniqueness of each painting.
A few weeks ago, I painted the first "Wild Horse". I used my own paints and this was done in a very rough, abstract painting.
Last night, my interpretation of my own painting came out very different. I think I like the second one better. Both paintings are very loose which was great in helping me get out of my comfort zone and not worry so much about perfection.
The best part of the evening was seeing the finished Wild Horses that everyone completed. I loved how each person took the idea and made it their own. The students gave ME some great ideas. The creativity in that room was phenomenal. Students who at first were not happy with their work just needed some honest validation. I was so impressed with the depth and life they brought to their work. Below is a group photo of the finished works. This was not "fine" art, this was "FUN" art!
If you are interested in booking a class, visit Myinnerartist.com. We are still creating classes on the calendar so check back frequently!