Today, during art class, Nikki sketched his first realistic drawing! It was of a kitty with many whiskers and many legs. And I KNEW I should have scanned it before he applied watercolors but I didn't. So now his first, realistic (non-scribble) drawing is lost under a patina of watercolor.
We have been really enjoying Artistic Pursuits. Today we looked at The Birthday Party by Chagall and we talked about the artist using imagination to depict emotion. So Ben drew a smiling salamander to depict how happy his time with Kai makes him. I drew a picture of me on a horse flying through the stars to depict how happy riding makes me. And Nikki drew a kitty to depict how happy cats make him.