Where The Wild Things Are - Art Project Day at Gisimba Orphanage
Today, Moriah Brier and I taught an art class at the Gisimba Orphanage. I decided to base the project on one of my favorite childhood books, "Where the Wild Things Are". Ildephonse, the Director of Gisimba, translated my reading into Kinyarwanda. And like Max, the boy in the book with the wild imagination, we wanted the children to use their imagination and create a mystical animal with magic powers. I brought personal paints, brushes, pens, pencils and watercolor paper with me...as it would be the kids' first experience with paints! At first, all the kids gravitated towards the markers and pencils, since they didn't really know what to do with the paints....but after a little mini demo, they all got the hang of it.