H-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Feb 11, 2013 12:34 PM by Dan Shadwell

SLO Children's Museum offering art classes for kids

Art is an expression of how we see the world and how we feel about it. But how do you teach someone to express that?
In today's Local Spotlight, a class for kids gives them the building blocks to begin to construct their own vision.
Every Tuesday morning this month, the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum is providing free Monart instruction.
It's a directed drawing class that helps kids recognize and use various shapes to get a drawing started, then they use their own creativity to flesh out the work...
The instructor gets them started with a picture of a hermit crab, using big curvy lines for the shell, squiggles for the antennae, and zig-zags for the waves in the background.
"We've got three kinds of lines," explains Monart instructor, Tina Crozier. "We have straight lines, angle lines, and curved lines and so when we break the images down,... the drawings for the kids,... we talk about these elements," she says as she continues drawing the eyes and legs of the crab, "..and as the kids progress in their studies of the art, they're actually able to use those skills in their own drawings, themselves."
This week, the Monart class will focus on Paul Klee's Cat.
That's tomorrow morning (Tuesday) from 10:30 to 11:30.
Next week, the kids will learn how to draw poppy flowers and on February 26th, a hoot owl.
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