Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Plein air

Today we did plein air painting for our Children's Club program. This is French for painting outside. We had a visiting artist come lecture briefly about this technique and then we walked down the street with 30 plus children to paint on the beach.

I could not believe how attentive our kids have been to the art programs we are doing this year. We are focusing every week on a local art. We had 30 children age 8to 14 sitting on a beach sketching and then painting with water colors. For nearly an hour there was not a sound.

And then...

Well we are on an island and it has been extremely hot this month. What to you want, a little plein water swimming?

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