Allow me to introduce Aunty Aurea... my assistant. Aunty Aurea works tirelessly behind the scenes mixing paint, cleaning brushes and keeping our Doodlebugs and Picassos entertained and engaged with her seemingly boundless knowledge of trivia! She is also our main photographer and second in command as keeper of law and order!
Today however she is none of those things. Today she is our model. The Picassos had Aunty Aurea sitting as still as I think Aunty Aurea as ever sat in her entire life while they drew and painted her portrait! Needless to say this class was extremely entertaining!
At this age portrait making is mostly about getting features in the right position and for some learning and for others practicing that all important skill of observation. So the end result may not be photo-realistic but the process is full of skill-building value and did I mention we had a ball laughing. It's a good thing Aunty Aurea has a great sense of humour!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)