Last week, Chris, Michelle, Gavin and I started and completed the task of painting 200 canvases the the kids at Ithemba! It was so much fun and quite a mess! This time, we decided to forgo the splatter paint for a new design. We brought different sized wooden blocks and allowed the kids to really express their creativity! We gave them orange, white and turquoise paint and let them have at it. It was really great to see the kids personalities come out as they painted. Some children would carefully and meticulously place their squares in a thought out design while others took the chance to go a little crazy haphazardly sloshing the squares in paint and smashing them down on the the canvas…Needless to say, each canvas is unique and totally portrays the personality of the child that painted it!
After the painting, came the footprints…and individual “signature” of each child. This part is the most difficult but we think it is the most important part of the canvas! Above is a little girl named Sive signing her canvas, her very own work of art!