When my girls were in grade/middle school they went to ‘clay class,’ taught by a sculptor [sculptress?] who had a daughter of the same age, and who had a small studio in town. She’d offer classes to groups such as girl scout troops, classes of private school kids and such. She herself was quite a good artist, and she loved kids. So she’d give them just enough instructions so that their pieces actually turned out looking like something. But she’d also give them freedom to be creative. The results were interesting.
She once told a story about asking a little girl who was picking up her finished work where she thought her mom was going to put it in their home. The girl responded that her mother would just put it away because it didn’t go with the decor.
To be sure, there are sadder stories in the history of mankind. But this must rank among the top 10.
And now on to the various topics that will occupy me today. What’s your Off Topic?