Imagine my amazement, as a Canadian artist, when a grade three class from Alberta contacted me about my Hoodoo paintings. They were studying Canadian Art as part of Canada’s 150th, along with studying the Hoodoo rock formations- so naturally my work spoke to them.
Since they contacted me on April 11th, we have exchanged about a dozen emails, and we even met one another via webcam on May 12th. I believe it was a fun and exciting month for us all!
I was so amazed by their questions, their interest in learning about art, but also in creating art. They had so many ideas: to paint cheetahs, kitty cats, dinosaurs, dragons, and the elements. When they sent me photos of their final paintings (of the Hoodoos) it literally brought tears to my eyes, I felt so happy and proud of them for creating these incredible works of art (only in grade 3!!! Great work kids!).
Here is some of their work, inspired by our Canadian Hoodoos in Drumheller, Alberta:
This fills my heart!
I hope I have everyone in!
Thank you to Mrs.Turk (in my opinion the best grade 3 teacher EVER!), for offering your students such a rich experience of art at this young age. They are truly blessed! Kids- keep up the amazing work! You’ve inspired me too ❤