Wednesday, July 16, 2008

pickle super heros, turtled ice cream cones, and bananas that play the guitar













i've had a week of camp .... my church is hosting 80 children from the downtown area .... through the emmaus house .....













i am the story teller that starts the day out ... and then i'm leading a class ..... and the groups pass through my room all day .... 45 minute sessions .... 
 












i gave each kid a notebook ("do i get to keep it?") .... and have piles of crayons ....and black sharpies on the table .... i have one huge table so we are sitting around it family style .....about 15 at a time 













if you count all the kids and shepherds and helpers .... and me .....
 ... each day i've read the kids a story ... as a starter for what to draw ... 
and we let it go from there .... somehow we stalled out on pickles for quite a while ..... 













the prompt was : draw a pickle ....and then once everyone had a suitable pickle (it is amazing how many think they can't draw a pickle ... and 
nothing is easier than a pickle) .... once everyone has a pickle, you are meant to make it extraordinary ... and there was lots of extraordinary ......













some of the prompts were as simple as draw a square .... or a cloud .... or a circle .... 
it was fun to see how many different things a single prompt could produce ....













 in three days now, i have about 70 drawings  .... all as peculiar as these .... and two more days of disco pickles and banana bowling ..... 
 
which is your favorite?



5 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

these are FABULOUS!! so hard to pick a favorite ... I think I have to go with the turtled ice cream cone. :)

phd in yogurtry said...

I like the forward momentum of the roller skating pickle! That dude is MOVING!

But the surfing pickle is a close second.

And the baby in the bubble -- that's creative!!

Love this exercise. how old are these artists?

aimee said...

the banana that plays the guitar. oh, i love children's art!

see you there! said...

The turtle ice cream cone is so clever, but in truth I like every one of them.

Darla

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

...the pickle who did a fast change into a banana and then grabbed a guitar... what's he singing anyway??? cute! (all of them!)

*Heidi*