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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sharing Pastels with Children

'Painting the Town'          9x12        pastel           ©Karen Margulis  sold
Monday was a great day in my studio!  I had the honor of hosting a group of Elementary students from Art Club.   Their wonderful art teacher found my work online and asked if I would like to share my studio and talk to her students about being an artist.  She brought her group of 15 students and we had a great time!

I started with a studio tour and a talk about my typical day.  I made sure to tell them that it takes practice to become a better artist and that we all need a place where we can leave some art supply set up....a little art corner.  I have heard back from the teacher and several of the kids are planning their Art Corners!

I then talked to them about pastels....what they are, how they are made, and ways we can use them. I painted this snowman for my demo so they could see how I layered the pastels and how I chose my colors.  I had paper and pastels set up and everyone had a chance to paint.  Wonderful paintings were created and a fun time was had by all!

1 comment:

Twinkle Nelson said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do, Karen. And how lucky those kids are to have a teacher that made it happen.