What a crazy week!! It really flew by too! I spent my week teaching kids painting and drawing at NSCAD as part of a summer camp program and I had lots of fun! I must say the first day was extremely hectic for me because I really had no idea what I was in for! I had alot planned going into it, and I actually ended up re-arranging and re-doing my entire lesson plan at the end of each day. I had to adapt quickly, and change things up so that the kids stayed interested and excited about the projects we were doing. Somehow I managed to pull it off!! It was a really great learning experience, and it kept me on my toes! I am already signed up for another teaching gig in the fall for Christmas Crafts with little ones, ages 5-7. Should be fun!! (I love Christmas Crafts).
I had zero time to work on anything of my own these past weeks, but I am feeling super inspired by my class! I am ready to get back into painting! I had been practicing my perspective drawing over and over again, thinking I could show the class what it’s all about. I actually never ended up teaching them perspective, but I did teach myself. I went all through high school and art school, somehow never really getting a grip on perspective drawing, mostly because I really wasn’t into it. The more I practiced at home, the more I began to enjoy drawing little imaginary cities. Here is a little sketch I drew waiting for the bus/on the bus one night on my way to a friend’s house:
It’s been so beautiful here in Halifax lately!! I love it! It’s full on summertime now! I’m getting excited for all of the events that are coming up! I am going to an Arcade Fire show this week, then heading to PEI this weekend for a family golf tournament, THEN a Broken Social Scene concert, and thennnn the grand finally, a trip to Florida/Universal with my family and boyfriend! I’m so excited! It’s turning out to be a great summer indeed!
I hope yours is going well too!!
That’s it for today…I think it’s time to read, sketch, or watch a movie. I love Sundays.