After School Art Classes Ending Until September

Next week is the end of the after school year for most of the classes. My granddaughter, Kate Carter, is going to hold one more set of classes (3:30 to 5pm) on 3 Mondays starting June 5th to June 19th. This is an extra set of classes because so many kids were disappointed that the classes were ending. It makes me smile to know that they love them so much. Below are a few of the recent photos we have taken of the kids. Click on the ones you like to see them larger.

                        Charlotte's Whale         Brent

                                                        Jake's painting  

                          Kids haaving fun 3-2017 (3)      Kids haaving fun 3-2017 (18)

We like to celebrate process over product. If we enjoy the doing we will learn to not worry about the product and then there will not be as much frustration or angst if it is not turning out the way we thought it would. Not to worry, just make it again or create something else.

As we adults know, process is tied into ego and kids, even at age 6, seem to have learned from adults or older kids (maybe in school) that something is not good if it doesn’t meet certain criteria. At our studio we try to encourage the journey and hope the reason the kids keep coming back is because they, like us, just love to create.

                            Kids having fun 3-2017 (41)                  Kids haaving fun 3-2017 (22)

                                         Ian's spider

                             Kids having fun 3-2017 (39)      Kids having fun 3-2017 (36)


Sorry I didn’t take photos of everything and everyone. I just don’t remember to either take my camera (phone) or I simply forget to take photos. One of my goals is to be better at this next year.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.

About Pat

I love painting and teaching and I have owned The Artists Playground, in Newburyport for over 25 years.
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