|'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!