Wow, I’ve taught this class more than 12 times. Craziness. Blessed.
And I Love every student that has ever passed through this season with me.
It’s a difficult class and the end result is a total gift and an honour to share in. This is week two of their quarter. I have just met several of these students last week in this little class at The Art Institute of Charleston.
We free painted today, 11 October 2011.
Aundrea, Paul, Jordan, Stephanie, Mindy and I.
We sat in a circle on the classroom floor with the canvas in the middle of us. We talked about dogs and cats, really. And volcanoes. They brought up volcanoes. Why did they do that? I believe that a shape they painted reminded them of volcanoes. I miss Montserrat.
These five students are such strong and hopeful hearts. I am so excited about the next eight weeks with them: to learn with them, grow with them, share with them.
We free painted today to remind each other of our value towards one another, with and for one another, journeying together in this class with a reason that is invaluable. We painted for about twenty minutes and Jordan made the last brush stroke.
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We decided that green was the colour of the day.
And we smiled a lot.