We started class by celebrating Greenough’s birthday. The Art History lesson is in an earlier post. After wishing Horatio a b.day, we started right in on the Mixed Media Collages. I reviewed the term – “medium” and “media.” I discussed the variety of ways we are going to add texture. The artists tore apart some cardboard to get down to the bumpy stuff. They then gessoed it and will paint it next time. I love cardboard – a true artist! The girls enjoyed tearing it apart, too. They then started painting the background and the foreground. I instructed the artists to help themselves to all the supplies. They did a great job of getting what they needed then cleaning up. This class is a breeze because they are so “into” their art. Makes my heart warm! Next week, we will work in their visual journals then add more to their collages. Have a grand rest of the week!