Priority Do Not Bend Arms

Tomorrow will be the final day of the school where I've had the joy of teaching art for fourteen years. Our last art project was about turtles, but that post will have to wait for another day.

I asked the preschoolers who do not nap to draw a picture of themselves. In a dry-erase chalk talk I rambled through the development of figure drawing from toothpick stick figures to t-shirts and shorts. There was a detour through the Sixties and how WE ALL drew hair, lips, sleeves, and princesses in ye olde days of yore.

White board reenactment
This is when I happened to mention poofy sleeves to the preschoolers. Puff sleeves were the style for little girls for several decades. This should not be confused with the classic Puffy Shirt on Seinfeld. Also, this is absolutely, positively how you must draw lips. All princess dresses are colored magenta staying inside the lines.

It's always your birthday in your own mind if you are a preschooler. Every day is your day to wear the birthday-cake-with-candles hat.
And now the quick drawings by my students who can't keep from saying "poofy sleeves".


One last drawing that would be unsurprising as a primitive petroglyph except for the hat.

© 2014 Nancy L. Ruder


Photolera Claudinha said...

Sorry it's coming to an end. Where will you go from here? Best wishes!

Collagemama said...

Thanks, Claudia. It's all good. I needed my deck to be reshuffled.