Last week, our talented artist neighbor, Sondra, hosted an art camp for kids and Riely was so excited to be one of the attendees. Over the course of the week, they learned about Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Seurat, Cezanne, Still, VanGogh, Klimt, Warhol and Mondrian and created a paintings using the techniques of each artist. In between the slide shows and hand-on painting, they were entertained with scavenger hunts, science experiments, water balloon fights and more. Riely came home happy (and exhausted!) every night.
On Thursday evening, the little artists hosted a gallery opening to showcase their beautiful works. We invited some friends and Riely gave us a guided tour all her masterpieces.
Now I've got no more excuses for bare walls in the house (and it looks like I'll be making a run to Ikea for some frames!)
The only part of camp she didn't like? Having to wear old tee shirts and "paint-friendly" outfits every day to accomodate the messy nature of the activities. On Friday she announced that she was ready to wear "pretty clothes" again. She may love her art, but I'm pretty sure it's fashion that's #1 in this girl's heart!
Enjoy your Monday!