Books, Art, and Children; A Story

Robin’s Introduction:  Some years ago, when my son Ben was small, I decided to propose a series of art classes for young children to be held at our local public library.  In each class I would read aloud a book to the children that introduced an artist, art concept, or process, and then they would [...]

Stones, Pebbles, and Rocks; a story from the art classroom

  Drawing with Stones, Pebbles, and Rocks   Who among us has not stopped, on occasion, to pick up a stone in our path?  Drawn by the unusual color, shape, or delicate texture, we bend to touch this piece of mineral which has been altered by weather, wind, and water into its present form.  We [...]