this is Kirra soaking up each word Margaret says when she first steps out
to meet with our group
i organized a field trip to Margaret Hudson's home and studio. it was by far our best field trip yet. I was so impressed that first of all we were at her private residence and were given a two hour tour and art lesson by her. she is about 90 years old and
does an amazing job with the kids.
she explained this painting as one she did when she woke up in a bad mood. she asked the kids what they did when they were in a bad mood, if they thought they would get in trouble for it and then gave them the idea to paint or draw when they feel like that and see what comes of it...instead of, let's say, hit their brother.
what a good alternative
these are her amazing, huge paintings. I never knew she also painted.
these are all amazing in person
here she is showing the kids how to make a print and explained that if she made 30 prints of this and handed one out to each kid that they are all unique so there would be 30 outcomes
even in her old age she is active
here she is explaining something having to do with baseball
a rose was picked from her garden the day before, she sketched it
then each child got to go up and use chalk pastels to add their own color to the flower
Cohl is there in the middle in the dark grey shirt
Kirra is in the purple tank top
Jenna, alone, last because she had a bad fall the day before and scraped her knee so I had to carry her that whole trip
then...Margaret signed it and we got to take it home
[what a treat}
the field trip continued to her gardens and outside amphitheater where each child got a demo from her and then their very own piece of clay to mold
what a great day!