My Art Students

June 30th, 2013

I have been painting slightly less than usual this spring/summer because I’ve been putting a lot of my time towards lesson planning and teaching art lessons to local children. Every class I’ve been intending to document my art lesson in progress, and today I finally remembered to take photos!

Here are some of my students working on today’s assignment: Using a grid as a helpful tool to transfer an image from a photo that they wanted to paint, they drew their images onto paper. Followed by a brief color-mixing lesson and discussion of complementary colors and contrast, they filled their papers with color!

Children art students working in class: Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

Children art students working in class: Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

Children art students working in class: Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

Children art students working in class: Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

My students are awesome, as you can see. Here they are at the end of the 1 1/2-hour lesson, running with unrestrained enthusiasm on their way to wash the paint off their hands.

Children art students working in class: Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

They produced some pretty impressive work! The children in today’s class were all ages 5-10. Here are a few of the finished paintings. Beautiful, no?

Finished artwork by young art students. Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

Finished artwork by young art students. Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

Finished artwork by young art students. Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

Finished artwork by young art students. Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

Finished artwork by young art students. Lessons taught by artist Cedar Lee near Escondido.

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