This project turned out to be a little more complicated than I imagined. I constantly have to remind myself that almost all of these kids have never had a formal art class. I do think I’ll revisit this next year, however. The kids are having fun, and they’re catching on to the Art Learning-Curve, and that’s what matters.We started by blending some watercolors on the canvas boards. We used some beautifully warm colors to create the background. In the next class, I had them use black oil paint, showed them how to thin it, and asked them to make a tree to fill the board. I realised after the fact that I skipped SEVERAL steps (like what a tree looks like), BUT again, they had a good time, and it’s a learning process for all of us. In the end, some of them turned out beautifully, but most of them turned out like… well… interpretive.