Our first Art Alive! ASA class started on Tuesday September 25, children were so excited to meet and greet the teacher Avril Butbul. Children were ready to learn and also to share everything they knew about art and artists with Avril. She brought in a vase of fresh flowers and posters and books of artistry ranging from Renoir and Matisse to Van Gogh Chagall and O’Keef. We discussed composition, brush-mark, color style and artists free choice. Each student sketched their composition with pastel on their canvas. We then learned about color blending, brushes and keeping colors clean and my students were very eager to get started with the acrylic paints. The finished pieces are all unique and creative and reflective of individual styles.