Camille has quite the eye. She has been wanting to try out for talented art since early last year. This is one determined little girl. She gets so frustrated with herself and cannot understand why her art doesn't look as good as Riley's. She has excellent vision and better than her age execution. She just doesn't understand that her art will not look like someone's who is twice her age. She will step away (aka storming and stomping loudly) from the project and come back shortly with new determination. She always gets the job done, and she does it well.
Clay leaf dish
Kneaded clay, rolled out, pressed a real leaf into, cut out, baked, and painted
Made from clay dug up from Mae Mae's yard, mixed with water, formed into the dish, and baked in the sun.
This is a photograph taken by Camille after a discussion about light, cropping, and background. She also did post processing on the computer to choose the final cropping and contrast.
Oil pastels Camille
Watercolor and marker
On canvas with acrylic paint and glitter
This process was far from easy. I forgot how painful it was with Riley (I don't remember Paul being as difficult). She expressed the interest and desire, but 14 original pieces with varying mediums is a lot to ask of a child. Especially a 6 year old. Lucky for her she has a REALLY pushy momma. I know that sounds bad, but it's ok if she gets in and decides it isn't for her a few years from now. That's fine with me. I'm not looking to raise an entire family of artists, but I want them exposed to art history and to learn a bit more than the basics while they can.
Whew, it's done! Now we wait for approval for state testing. I'm impressed even if they aren't. She is a really good listener that let me teach her a lot. I know a TAP teacher will be able to draw (pun intended) the best out of her.