Here she is with her teacher, Ms. Bettini.
It looks like they coordinated outfits!
Once a week, Whit gets to join a few other kids in Ms. Bettini's studio for lessons. They choose items from her shelves which are full of knick-knacks and toys. Then the students choose what medium they want to use: colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors. And they get to work. Ms. Bettini takes turns working with each student, giving pointers and teaching techniques. It is a little slice of heaven for Whit and she giddily looks forward to every Wednesday.
When we picked her up from her first class, I was surprised to see the objects she chose for her painting:
(click to enlarge)
A dalmatian puppy (very normal),
a plastic bunch of grapes (semi-normal),
and a skull. (What????)
Even though the content was interesting,
I thought her finished product was really good!
And here she was, set up for her second work of art:
Teapot, apple, teacup.
Much more typical for a six-year-old girl.
And check out the finished product:
I love it!
I especially like the shadows.
I'm so happy we found Ms. Bettini and Whitney can enjoy this time developing her talent. Can't wait to see what other masterpieces she creates.