Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Once again Samuel complains as I lead him to the sofa for Art class. We look and study Portrait of a Lady in Yellow by Alesso Baldovinetti, Three-Faced mask, Nigeria, and Senecio by Paul Klee.  We are studying Faces and how they are portrayed differently in art.

Throughout the 5 minutes of class, Samuel is disgruntled and disinterested. Then I read the instructions for the activity to follow and he becomes an attentive student.  I bring out the canvas, tempera paints, new brushes, a pencil and the sound of Mozart's music in the background...

His final words to me? "Mommy, NOW I feel like an artist. I LOVE art class.  It is my favorite!"

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