Last week in art class we worked with clay. The kids each practiced using air-dry modeling clay by first making simple heart shapes. Then we gave them the opportunity to mold whatever they felt like creating. The kids are always excited to work with sculpting material. It feels good to create something so tangible!
This week, now that the clay pieces were solid and dry, it was time to paint! In addition to painting the sculptures, each kid was given a piece of canvas to free paint. The beautiful space we are so lucky to enjoy at Hale Halawai Hanalei Community Center creates a wonderful and inspiring atmosphere to paint. The Hanalei landscape is easily appreciated by all levels of artists, and we got to take full advantage today as we moved our class outside to get a little silly and play while doing "splatter art" in the afternoon sun.