Wednesday, January 05, 2005

"It's not as hard as I thought it would be..."

In one of my fourth grade classes, there is a boy that is always going to the drawing center to create his imaginative figures inspired by comic books and video games. They are his creations because I always ask him where he gets his ideas .("from my imagination" )
Well I was so thrilled to see him visit the paint center after weeks of going to the drawing center. He used only black paint and a small thin brush to paint more imaginative figures.
When I told him that I was happy to see him painting, he replied "Yeah, it's not as hard as I thought it would be."
Students know when they are ready to try something new.
Aahhh, the beauty of choice.


Grins said...

Haven't seen you post in a few weeks. Hope your classes are doing well and that you update soon, I love looking at the way you bring out the kid's natural talents and ability to express themselves.

carolynk said...

hi grins~
I didn't know anyone left comments but I have just noticed them tonight! Thanks so much for reading! I have finally updated my blog after going on "hiatus" and my goal is to update on a weekly basis. (especially if I know others are redaing!) Please stay tuned...many of my students' work is in an exhibit of choice-based artwork.
We hung the work up today at the Arnheim Gallery at MASSArt in Boston.