Thursday, May 1, 2014

Easel Painting: My Budding Ar-tiiiist


My youngest likes to paint on his easel. So when he put on the art smock, I knew it was 'create time.' He filled up the front pockets with markers and pens (never know when you'll need to embellish), got a paper towel to wipe his fingers, and busted out the finger paint.

Zooming in on the details.
And then it was on...

Explaining what went into the process. ;)
When he was finished, he wanted to discuss the art, using a pointer to drive home his points.

Rolled up and ready to give to the teacher.
Very proud of his painting, he waited for it to dry, rolled it up and took it to school the next day. We went to the classroom a bit early so he could gift it to his teacher. She stopped what she was doing, unrolled it and ooh'd and ahh'd about how wonderful it was that he'd made her a gift. You gotta love a teacher who goes that extra mile to make the kiddos feel like a million bucks (and we do!).

Next Project: Mother's Day art for the two grandmas.  It's going to be a fun weekend. :)

86 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Sounds totally like a fun weekend and have to say your little guy would get along famously with my girls, who love to paint and pretty much do any form of drawing/artwork, too!! :)

Kristie said...

What a sweet little guy to think about his teacher!

I LOVE his tree he painted! Looks awesome! :-)

Pat Hatt said...

Better hold onto them too, maybe he'll be a famous artist in a few years

Almost Precious said...

That teacher is definitely a keeper. :) Children grow best when they're watered frequently with encouragement and appreciation.
Who knows, your son may become the next Rembrandt. : )

Sandee said...

Awww, this is so wonderful.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Masshole Mommy said...

Awwww, he did such a good job on his painting and how sweet is he to think of giving it to his teacher!!

Scott said...

He was so proud of it! Great that he has a teacher that will do that for him.

The Puzzled Palate said...

My daughter always create with someone in mind! It is amazing how generous kids can be!

Theresa Mahoney said...

How cute is he with that pointer!? Such a little artist you have! And I agree. I love it when a teacher really fawns over artwork a student gives to them. I am sure they get a ton of it throughout the year, but when they make the kids feel like theirs is "special", you know they are a winner of a teacher!

alissa apel said...

How fun! I love painting. I need to get back into it. I actually want to paint a cat on a t-shirt for Isaak. I just can't find cat tee's that are for boys. Well except for the grumpy cat, but that one is well grumpy.

alissa apel said...

Does he have the same teacher as last year, or did they put him with a different teacher?

mail4rosey said...

Same. Hubby wanted a new one so he wouldn't be bored, but since he passed to 1st grade and we didn't make the official request to ask for him to be held back until late (because we kept waffling with what we should do), classes were already assigned and full. I'm glad he got her, she's a really, really awesome teacher and he's flourishing socially and academically this year. :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I can tell you one thing. He is a much better artist than I am. I still draw stick figures.

Erica Buteau said...

Great painting kiddo! I love that he was using a pointer to drive home his points! How cute!

2justByou said...

It's great when kids can showcase their creativity with art, especially as gifts for teachers and family. Can't wait to see what your weekend will be like with Mother's Day surprises coming up.

MikiHope said...

One of my nieces used to do that. My Mom bought her her first easel. Now she is in grad school and teaches art!!

MrsAshley said...

Aww fun! I loved my easel as a kid!

Lindsey Paris said...

a budding painter. All I can think of is Bob Ross and "Happy little trees"

Susan Simon said...

sounds like you had such a fun weekend. My daughter loves to paint like this too.

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

We need to get creating this weekend! Our easel had an unfortunate accident involving climbing, maybe I will have to look for a new one.

MommaDJane said...

His painting turned out so well.

Louida Martin said...

I had an easel when I was younger and loved painting on it. I want to get both of my daughters one since they both love to draw and paint.

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely. The painting, the generosity, and a teacher who cares.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

I need to get an easel for my girls! They would love to paint with one that big!

Brian Miller said...

nice...we got a portable easle for our kids a couple years ago and it has def come in handy....they love painting....

Jenn@Sweet T Makes Three said...

What a great teacher! Glad he enjoys being creative. That's something you really can't teach.

Marni Mutrux said...

Your son did a great job! I took art classes at a young age and have sold quite a lot of paintings...maybe your son is next :)

AMBER EDWARDS said...

My daughter's preschool has easel drawing like this and she is always there drawing pictures or painting. I just love it. Don't you just love getting a peak inside the classroom to see their creativity?

Alice Chase said...

What a talented little guy with a big heart to think of making a painting for his teacher! Making art helps us in so many ways. Good job mama for cultivating a love of art early on!!

Karen Koblan said...

Looks like he had a great time painting. I love when my daughter makes us paintings at school. I think I've saved every one of them!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

What a great artist! I was just thinking I need to get an easel for my son.

Meagan Ivie said...

Your son is too cute; what a fun creative outlet! I need to have my son fingerpaint, he would love it!

Ai Sakura said...

I love that he actually explained what he drew so seriously too! haha.. happy weekend to you and your family!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Pam said...

How sweet! As a teacher, I always thought it was so sweet when kids brought me their drawings and crafts. It's so thoughtful!

Dawn Lopez said...

How cute is that! I love it! I always wanted an easel, that looks like a lot of fun!

Fabulous Perks said...

Isn't he just the sweetest! You must be very proud of him.

Anonymous said...

My youngest would love to do this. I need to invest in an easel because painting is his favorite type of art. Your little one seems to love it too.

Janeane Davis said...

It is nice to be able to give our kids the real tools they need to do the things that interest and excite them.

Pam said...

How cool is that! The little budding artist. I also love a teacher like that. Makes it all worth it.
I hope you share the projects for grandmas too.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I just love when kids take an interest in art. My daughter did at an early age and she is now 17 and doing great

Curby Aardvark said...

I miss doing art as a kid, I never have time for cool stuff like this anymore.

Courtney Gillard said...

I love his little art smock. I want one! You never know where the creativity will lead. Maybe he'll be in a museum some day:) Sorry I've been so MIA. Had a mini vacation, and now getting back into the swing of things.

valmg said...

That's too cute! I love that he wanted to discuss it with a pointer for the demo - Jenn @ The Rebel Chick

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Lovely and super cute - I am not good with painting at all, since I was young till now, lol!

Kristi Maloney said...

Ohh....I saw this yesterday on my iphone! He did a great job on the painting. Love how he is proud of his work and explains it in detail!! Adorable! :)

Jenni said...

Love it when the kiddos get all creative like that...."busted out the finger paints!" love it! That was very sweet of him to give it to his school teacher. ;)

Shell said...

Love that he's so artistic! And great that the teacher made a big deal over it!

Tracey said...

Sounds like a fun time! He is very creative!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Great post featuring a fun learning activity! Well done!

Krystal Butherus said...

I need to get an easel for my son. I'm sure he would love it!

Keikilani Jackson said...

What an artist you have! I just love that the teacher spent time to ooo and aaah over his work. That is so special.

Christie C said...

I love that he used the pointer to explain. Brilliant little guy

BrettBMartin said...

i love easels. they give kids such a great opportunity for creativity like your son enjoys!

Newlywed Survival said...

So cute that he wanted to make a gift for his teacher! And I love that she reacted that way - awesome!

Rachael Ebner said...

That is so cool. I'll have to get an easel and painting stuff for my grandkids.

Autumn said...

It was so sweet of him to paint something for his teacher! I bet she really appreciated his gift. I'm sure he will come up with something extra special for Mother's Day! :)

Chelsea Olivia said...

That is too cute. Finger painting is awesome!

lisamc7 said...

Fabulous artist you have there! Finger painting is the best in my opinion! :D

~ Noelle said...

that was so sweet that he made that for his teacher... seems like he is special to so many people :)

Anonymous said...

sounds like you had a great time. definitely encourage his creativity

DeDa Studios said...

Looks like a great time....art is so important!

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Your little artist looks pretty proud of his art! Awesome. Amber N

Kung Phoo said...

Your artist is showing passion for his work.. i this that is amazing! Good for him!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that you are encouraging your child to pursue his artistic interests and this easel is perfect for him to do so.

Binky said...

Art is a lot of fun when you're young.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

He looks like quite the little artist! What a fabulous painting!

Emy Cooks said...

Oh, I love that teacher. Some teacher don't know how to appreciate children. Guess they get enough of them. Oh,he is a darling to think of his teacher. That tells alot about a teacher. Lovely artist!

Mistee Dawn said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I definitely need to do this with my daughter.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosie .. what fun - lovely photos .. let alone the art work - clever lad and so involved in it all .. and what a delightful teacher .. enjoy your creative weekend .. cheers Hilary

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

AH! I LOVE that he used a pointer to describe and show it all to you! LOL!! Too adorable!

Janet W. said...

He's so talented and creative! That's so sweet that the teacher made him feel extra special!

Payal Bansal said...

Aww he is creative and talented too.. within a few years his strokes will get the perfection and your budding artist will become The Artist

Mama to 5 said...

Great work! My kids love to finger paint too!

mail4rosey said...

Never apologize for vacations. Those are one of the best things in life. :) Happy to see you though! :)

mail4rosey said...

He's a sweetheart, Noelle. :)

Cam said...

I love the pointer as he discusses his art! My kids love to paint too. It's like their favorite past time.

Toni Patton said...

Your son did a great job. My daughter is a little artist too, she loves painting/drawing/etc

Alyssa Collazo said...

Your son did such a great job!!!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

oh how cute thats a great gift

Maria said...

you've got yourself one sweet boy!! i love that he wanted to give his masterpiece to his teacher!! and i love that easel!! i look forward to the times when piper can start painting. i broke out the crayons the other day. and we have bath crayons. she's adorable with them. and of course, loves to try and eat them.
your son's classroom looks so bright and cheery! love the rainbow floor!
thanks for all you share, rosey! <3<3

StacieinAtlanta said...

Isn't it fun watching our kids as their abilities grow? The artist, the dancer, the jock....it's an amazing journey.

A Mom's Take said...

I always love seeing my kids art! Tells me a bit of how they see the world.

mail4rosey said...

He does have a nice classroom. :)

LOL on the crayons. Not so good in her tummy (or on the walls, which might happen in a couple of years, hahaha).

Little sweet baby girl!! I know you're enjoying her, she looks very well loved in the pictures you post. :)

Colette S said...

Some teachers are just amazing!

And kids are always beautiful in their pure love.

Give your artist high fives for me!

mail4rosey said...

I'll do it. :)

His teacher is so nice Colette. I hope we get that lucky always with his school teachers.

Cassie Tucker said...

He is such a great painter. It's especially awesome since it seems like he used his finger :)