Our last lesson was a lesson in trust for the art clubbers.
First they painted their entire pieces with warm colors and designs.
That was easy enough.
But then I asked them,
"Do you trust me?"
and I told them to paint out most of their paintings with cool blues
and only leave at least 3 fish shapes.
"What, but why didn't we just paint the fish shapes to begin with?", they asked.
A hard lesson to take, but they had the 'ahha' moment finally
when they saw those hidden fish come to life before their eyes.
"Hello there little fishies!"
and it was torture -
covering over your art and not knowing if what you put on top
will be better than what is there.
I still think about what I covered up in one of my paintings
and wish I had let it be.
I think these guys are more adaptable
and not yet set in their ways like us adults.
If only they could keep that trust and spontaneity through out life.
I like to think I am helping with that just a little.