Yesterday I took my daughter to an art workshop at a museum. The topic was William Blake and his printmaking and poetry. The kids carved the initial first letter of a poem and an image to go along with whatever poem they selected. They made prints of their carvings and then hand copied the poem on the page.
As the kids worked, I kept my eye on the supplies. When I saw there was plenty left over, I asked the instructors if the parents could make some artwork too. A few adults joined me at the supply table, and we gathered what we needed quickly as it was close to the museum's closing time.
The security guards eventually kicked us out, and my work was rushed...but it was fun to make!
I'm pretty sure the kids in the workshop had fun too.
The Song of the Geranium Fairy was written by Cicely Mary Barker.
While we made art, my son played goalie for the first time in soccer. Two goals got past him, but watch out next time! Season stats so far: 1 win, 2 losses, 2 ties.