Thursday, September 9, 2010

art begins...

When my daughter was about seven years old, 
she asked me one day what I did at work.  
I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw.
She stared back at me, incredulous, 
and said, "You mean they forget?"
Howard Ikemoto

out of the mouth of babes  -  and that is why I teach...
Class begins Monday.
First lesson will be about George Rodrigue
and his blue dog...
What color do I paint Blue Dog when I go fishing?
What color do I paint Blue Dog when I want a hot dog?
Can't wait to see what color they make Blue Dog?
The next lesson is inspired by a card (lower left) that I had filed away for years,
and just came across in my files. 
We will portray an autumn field or crop painting...
made with stamped rectangles out of my favorite Wonder Foam,
and lots of yummy layers of paint and ink, and whatever we decide.
I will take you along for the ride later.


  1. Loving all these pretty colors Pamela! Excited to go along for the ride! :)

  2. Teaching art for a living must be so much fun. And it's interesting to see a glimpse of your process...thanks.

  3. Loving your card you had filed away.
    What fun, teaching the wee ones...:) I am eager to see what the children's version of this card looks like!

  4. dearest Pamela, teaching art as a living is truely inspiring. I love these gorgeous colors and i love love that quote by Howard Ikemoto! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  5. Looks exciting - I'd like to be in those classes!

  6. Hi Pam, I love your ideas! How fun + engaging for the kids. Do you mind if I steal them and use them with my kinders?!? They are too good to pass up.I can't wait to see what your kids come up with...

  7. Oh we had fun...will post the pics next week!