22 April 2009

Capturing Matryoshka!

I know it is not easy for children ages 6 to 9 to draw and capture the color and beauty of these dolls but I wanted them to appreciate this beautiful craft of Russian nesting dolls which their grandparents have in their collection. The following works simply took the words right out of my mouth. The children's works are simply beautiful and I hope that after this one-hour session, they will look at those beautiful dolls with new eyes!

Caryn, age 6
Notice how small the doll she was trying to draw!

Calia, age 8

Chantrice, age 10

Vivienne, age 10

Another one by Caryn, age 6:

. . . and another by Calia, age 8:

All works were done using watercolor pencil on watercolor paper.