Artist Spotlight

September 9, 2008

Here’s another 1st grade artist-to-be. I’m telling you, these first graders have been blowing me away! Today Mrs. KK read the students one of our school’s favorite books, The Library Dragon, and afterwards I taught them how to draw their own library dragon. A lot of them really wowed me, but this one from Piper was just too great not to feature as the current artist spotlight.


Artist Spotlight

August 29, 2008

I’ve always loved to draw pictures, and when I started working here oh so many years, I’ve encouraged and taught kids how to draw every chance I get. When I see kids with a knack for the craft, I like to recognize them, so I’m starting this feature on the blog.

The first artist spotlight is a first grader, Ethan. I knew him last year as a kindergartener and he was always drawing, but this morning I saw him in the dining room with a stack of drawings. He drew the entire cast of Spongebob, and quite well, from memory. He blew me away! He gave me this drawing of Squidward saying “Hi, how are you doing.”

Then he asked me what I wanted him to draw. I told him I wanted an astronaut, but he said he didn’t know how. After much prodding and encouragement, he reluctantly set out to draw one. I think it came out looking great! He even got the space shuttle in there.

And the astronaut was visited by some extraterrestrial friends.

Here’s a happy monster with a rainbow.

Thanks Ethan! Keep up the great work!