We started class off yesterday with the visual journals. The artists layered 2 coats of paint on 2 pages with an old gift card. I explained how interesting it is to use something other than a brush to apply paint. After the artists applied the paint they wrote our vocabulary word for the week – “gratitude.” I explained the meaning of “gratitude.” The artists then wrote several words for the things they were grateful of. These young artists really enjoy the visual journal activities. Now on to the Mixed Media Collages – I demonstrated 2 techniques to the girls – texture with paste & stencils & sponging with stencils. The artists jumped right in after I demonstrated to create their own texture and stencils. We had fish, letters, flowers and more. Next week we are going to look at Kurt Schwitter – early to mid 1900′s. He was one of the first artists to include text a collage. Have a grand weekend!