My son, Evan, was invited to participate in the 4th Grade Art Enrichment group that meets once a week after school. They started meeting about mid-November and began with simple still life sketches, learning shading techniques and other beginner type stuff. Some kids thought it a bit boring, but it's the basics such as these that are necessary in building the foundation to becoming an artist.
The kids moved onto watercolors next and what a delight the end result has turned out to be! They had 4 different landscape photos to choose from and then were allowed to create their personal interpretation. A local coffee shop in town graciously agreed to allow the group to use their business as a virtual art gallery showcasing their talent. It's simply beautiful!