These young artists are building a true bond here at the studio. They get along so well. Their conversations are hysterical. They banter with sarcasm yet admiration. It is so funny. For Art History we studied “Napoleon Crossing the Swiss Alps” by David in the early 1800′s and “The Blue Horses” by Frans Marc in the early 1900′s. I explained the history of the societies at the time of the paintings. We compared the 2 paintings. The artists’ remarks were interesting. I asked them some very analytical questions about the paintings. I like watching their brains turn:) We also studied Pop Art and Robert Blake. I gave the artists their b/w photos. They outlined the shaded and highlighted areas. One at a time they traced the outlines onto good paper at the glass door. After tracing the kids started choosing their colors from my paint chips. We enjoyed Reese’s commentary – he read to us ALL the names of the paint colors. Very entertaining! Enjoy the pics!