Years ago, visiting my sister's house, I liked how she had some of my niece's schoolwork framed and hanging in the bathroom. Since then, I've hung some of the Chick's art work in our own bathroom "gallery."
Today I finally updated our display and hung up some new pieces.
The work ranges from 2nd grade through to recent projects from 8th grade.
She says this is her best piece made in art class. Pastel in an impressionistic style. Talk about patience. The whole thing is made from individual lines/marks. The deer was her favorite part of the picture. I hope you can see it against the tree trunk.
In an effort to keep my Chick busy last summer, I enrolled her in camp at a local art school. The theme for the week was The Figure. There was a lot of self portraits produced in various media. Printmaking/lettering combined above, charcoal drawing below.
I'm extremely pleased that she hasn't seemed to have inherited by ability to break out in a sweaty panic at the mention of drawing. More so at the mention of figure drawing.
This last piece is from 3rd or 4th grade. Her school selected an art project from each child, had the works matted and framed. An art exhibition was held at the school and families were invited to purchase the work.
It's the fanciest framed of all the pictures. The other colorful frames were purchased at Ikea.
My two favorite pictures were created in second grade but the glare made it difficult to get a good picture even at a 45 degree angle. Now my main concern is if The Chick is going to give me a hard time about the self portraits when she sees them tomorrow. So far, she's never minded her other work being up. We'll have to wait and see.