Thursday, February 10, 2011

if you give art club students pencils...

If you give art club students pencils,
they'll doodle awhile, then they'll want to use color.
So we'll get out the colored pencils...

but then they'll want to do wax resist
so we'll play with crayons and oil pastels...

when finished they'll want paint, 
so out will come the watercolors and acrylics
and fingers to apply the paint...

but one student will think we need tissue
and another stencils and stamps...

and another student will want buttons 
and glitter and laminate and
finally they'll ask their teacher to stitch the whole thing
into a book...

and then they'll want pencils for signing their names
and there will finally be smiles.

I am finally smiling as I pack this beautiful book 
made by my art clubbers.
It's going to Somerset Studio in response to their invitation 
for art related to "the Classics.
This is a take off of
"If you give a Moose a Muffin"
by Laura Numeroff.
Aren't they the best artists?


  1. from one art teacher to another (and a fellow misty classmate) ~ brava!!!

  2. They are the best artists!!! :) And they have the best art teacher too!!

    I hope to view this in Somerset Studio. I love those inspiring magazines!!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day...@}~`}~~~
    xoxo Gloria

  3. I love, love, love this book - fantastic!


  4. What a super prompt - I am really inspired by this exercise - oh the possibilities are endless! Going to try this with my daughter this afternoon!

    Barbara (also fellow Misty student)

  5. Dearest sweet pam, your students are soo talented!! These are soo beautiful and inspiring! I wish i am one of your student too. :) So happy to be back here visiting you after my chinese new year holidays! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  6. i am in awe of you and your students... this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  7. Ahhh, so beautiful. They did a wonderful job and I love the idea of making it into a sewing book. You must be the most wonderful teacher.

  8. HI Pam, just saw the book. WOW, how creative!!You and the kids did a wonderful job. Can't wait to see the book close up.

  9. Your Art Club students are lucky to have such an inspiring,enthusiastic teacher...