Lili has been taking art classes for about 3 years now. She LOVES art and each year I see improvement in her art skills.
She has sat under 3 different art instructors and she seems to be learning the most about technique from her current instructor.
The school she attends is a performing arts school. Naomi attends as well, but her art is acting. She is in the Jr. Acting class and the school has a variety show 3 times per year.
For the first variety show, Naomi had a part in Wicked as well as Beauty and the Beast. Her teacher takes a section from the original plays and shortens each of them into a 10 minute performance. The Sr. Acting students joined the Jr. Acting students in Wicked and they performed Mama Mia. The dance students at the performing arts school perform their dances to the music from each show. The art students create art for each of the shows, then during the variety show they share information about the techniques they used to create their masterpieces. The curtain is then pulled back and the audience gets to see their art displayed on the wall. This is done after each show is performed.
About a week after the show, Lili is able to bring her art pieces home. We certainly didn’t want to put her art in a closet somewhere, so we have dedicated a wall in the house to display Lili’s artwork.
The girls had their second variety show about a week ago. Naomi performed in , You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and Seussical. The other show was Aladdin and once again Lili brought home more artwork.
Over the weekend, hubby hung the newest art pieces, plus a couple of pieces Lili did when she was much younger.
Lili did not begin taking classes at the performing arts school until several weeks after they had begun in the fall. As a result, she was not able to complete an art project for Beauty and the Beast, but we have displayed her art from the other shows.
She and Naomi will both be participating in the final variety show in June and have both decided they want to continue next year. Fortunately, we have quite a bit of wall space left and we are thrilled to continue allowing the girls to participate in activities that provide them a great deal of pleasure.