Friday, April 26, 2013

The Webelos

Last night, I gave an artist talk to an adorable group of young men on their way to earning an artist badge as Cub Scout Webelos. Usually, when scout type groups want to earn their artist badges, they come tour the studio here, at the house. It's easy to talk when so may visual aids are at my fingertips. We tour the studio, talk about different paintings, see the mural, the mosaics, and on and on. This was my first time to actually go to a scout club house, so naturally, I brought props along for visual impact and stimulation.

Of my own work, I brought a still life, a landscape, and a portrait for show and tell. Here I am talking about painting portraits. I figured they would be interested in a portrait of a boy about their same age.
They were eager to participate. Here we are discussing  primary and secondary colors on the color wheel.

Aren't they cute? Here they are sweetly paying attention.

Afterwards, several parents mentioned how attentive and well behaved the boys were during my talk. Apparently, that doesn't happen very often. (?) Come to think of it, they did seem mesmerized. They were really sweet.

As well as the evening went, my favorite part of the whole night was at the very end. One of the little boys came up to personally thank me and in his innocent enthusiasm, gave me a heartfelt big hug. That was pretty great.


Stacey said...

My son was at this meeting last night and he said it was his favorite meeting this year! He couldn't stop talking about everything you showed them. Thank you for taking the time to visit and inspire them!

Sarah Hazel said...

Aw, that brings tears to my eyes - it's so sweet. Thank you for telling me! It was a special evening for me, too.

Hilary said...

This is so cute! Who took the pictures of the boys looking at you?

Sarah Hazel said...

One of the moms took the photos at my request - my friend, Charie.