Yesterday evening The Bean and I joined a local art class. The group makes use of the art classroom at The Bean’s school and is taught by a wonderful lady called Anne. We were told to “just arrive with your wine” and everything will be taken care of – and it was. I think there is something different about a group like this in a small community versus one in a city setting. From the first moment we were made to feel welcome by all, and also there were people there that we already knew – Maureen the dance teacher, Mr A, and Mark and Wendy – our local doctors. There were eleven of us altogether which is a nice size group. Everyone was really light-hearted and the jokes flew.
Anne explained to us what we needed to do for the evening, gave us a little demo and set us loose on all her art supplies.
On our first piece of paper we had to draw eyes, nose and a mouth using a soft pencil and charcoal.
Then we had to cut them out and arrange them on a larger piece of paper and then draw in the rest of the face and paint it.
This was the demo by Anne
Even pets were welcome but he got rather bored so he went to sleep on his moms handbag.
Many of us laughed rather hysterically at the results of our efforts – it really isn’t easy judging size if you draw the individual components of a face separately. My end product looked rather like a lovely transvestite. (That word alone should increase my website hits)
A little slide show of the evening…..
If you live in the area I really recommend Anne’s classes. If you are reading this from abroad why don’t you consider joining Anne on one of her art safaris. Click here for her website. I for one will be back for more. I just loved it!