I had some amazingly odd shaped bunnies this afternoon, but I did have a great deal of one on one time with many students. I sat with them and tried to have them really "see" the bunny drawing I had given them as a sample. I had also drawn it before they had started. I tried to break the bunny into ovals for them.
As I wandered around the room, I'd draw a head or fix the feet or the back on one of the student's drawings. After I quickly drew one bunny lightly on a student's paper, the student said to me, "Miss, you are really intelligent." Now, that's the first time anyone ever said I was intelligent because I drew a mean bunny! Now if I could get paid for drawing bunnies......
I said, "You are just as intelligent as me, and God has made you to be an artist too. You just have to try and practice a little." The students were so excited when they actually drew something that slightly, slightly, slightly resembled a bunny, that they'd run up to me while shoving their drawings in my face. This, unfortunately, is no exaggeration. Moroccan children are very physical and verbal. They could knock a teacher over in their excitement. Seriously.
When children have never drawn a bunny before, and they want me to start it for them, I begin to tire of bunnies altogether! Let's see....tomorrow? Maybe a lion. They seem to like lions, too. This is Africa after all!
The adventure continues!
|"Value" drawings continue!|