On the Flowers,plus a book
P.S. I like to have "Planting a Rainbow" around for the Younger kids.
It's a great book for flowers and colors. For some of the younger ones I
have had them copied in black and white as samples for how I want the
flowers to be and also the books of Stencils for 1$ they have all
kinds I think by Dover about 3"x4" paper. I know they have flowers
and there is about a dozen a book that you can tear out.
Two Artists that are especially good for girls (and boys) are
Alexandra Nechita ( I believe she's 15 now,sort of abstract
expressionist and picasso like)and Bev Doolittle ( camophlage (sp)
Ann Weaver wrote:
> Sandra, I love this comment "but no straight stems to the bottom of the
> page please." My kids feel they have to do this and add two leaves stuck
> on that stem and it drives me bonkers. How do you feel about the
> necessity(they think) of putting the sun symbol in the corner of every
> landscape they draw, along with lolly pop trees? I start in kindergarten
> on trees. We look at ways artists have drawn and painted trees; we look at
> trees outside and then we pretend to grow from seeds receiving nourishment
> from the rain and sun. Our branches grow up, up and out and our fingers
> are the little twigs. We even sway in the wind. When they draw at the end
> of this lesson, their trees are not the little lolly pop ones, but they
> revert back the next time they draw one. Do you have the same problem?
> Thanks, Ann in NC