Each of the sessions follow a general pattern. After everyone gets settled into their spot, they start by sketching out their ideas on a piece of paper. It's just a quick 15 minute or less sketch to work out shapes and sizes or get some tips on how to draw a figure or animal before they put it down on the canvas. Each painter gets to work on their own idea. The small class size allows enough time to guide each painter through the challenges they might face in making what they see in their imaginations come to life on the canvas. There is a lot of time to answer individual questions and do demos with each painter if they want the personalized help.
While the background paint dries we have a little snack, usually popcorn, look out the windows and chit chat. It seems like there is always something good to look at during class. Sometimes it's a stunning sunset, sometimes its an entire parade!
Finally, you return to pick up your child and their new work of art.
The mess? You get to leave that here!
To find out about the upcoming dates for classes e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or look for the Planting Seeds, Cultivating Art page on Facebook @plantingseedscultivatingart.