The school year has been off to a crazy, busy start as usual. My schedule has my head spinning with 6 day rotations at the elementary schedule and an A/B day rotation at the middle school. I discovered that I have a total of 563 young artists that I am working with. As you can imagine, my days fly! My hardest challenge this year, so far, seems to be my 5 minute transition time between my elementary classes. This schedule has me on my toes and I find myself very thankful for my one long prep (50 minutes) that arrives on Day 2 of our 6 day rotation.
To my fellow art teachers out there, I would love to hear about your challenges so far this year, or how you manage a schedule similar to mine. :)
Somehow, though, I still managed to complete two personal paintings at the beginning of this school year. I have no idea why I waited so long to paint these pieces, considering I had all summer to do it, but from an artist's view point, you just never know when the mood or inspiration will strike.
|Acrylic on canvas. September 2016|
|Started as a late afternoon sketching session....|
|and then ended at midnight as a watercolor painting. September 2016.|