Tuesday, October 23, 2012

So Much Fun!

Talking on Skype to the students at Meriwether Lewis 
Elementary school in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
photo by Andrew Sherogan
Today I was a Skype guest at a Virginia Public school.
Through the miracle of Skype (and it certainly has
been a miracle in my life) I traveled to Virginia
and met a brilliant and lively group of students.
They are studying art with Andrew Sherogan, a
great artist himself.  And his passion for teaching
showed in the intelligent questions the kids asked me,
and their extreme enthusiasm for the subject.  Andrew
wondered before the interview if they'd have any
questions, or whether they might need to be prompted.
 But every hand was up and waving every time the students
had a chance to ask me something new. So I want to thank
 Andrew's class for being awesome interviewers.
Can you draw my T-shirt?
(One of the questions from a boy at the end of the talk 
so I did. ) 
Black marker on Drawing paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4
Barbara Muir © 2012
Here's a little drawing of a couple of the students who
talked to me just before we said goodbye.

What an exciting and inspiring event for me.

Props to Andrew and the super kids in his class.

Have a loving-talking-about-art day.


Nicki said...

Well how cool is that???!! Lucky kids getting to talk to THE Barbara Muir via Skype. What a neat experience for everyone.

You are awesome! Love the drawing.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

You are funny. It was incredibly cool. The kids were so intelligent and asked wonderful questions -- all the questions I would want to know from another artist.

XO Barbara

Pam Holnback said...

This is so cool! If I wasn't already retired I would bring you into my classroom, too!

Liza Hirst said...

Yeah! This IS cool! For the students, for you and last but not least for us readers here, too! Your drawing is great, Barbara, as usual! Bisou, Liza

Sheila Vaughan said...

Andrew sounds like a great guy Barbara. Here in the north of England we are contending with the issue of a local council planning to close a beautiful big art gallery, one of the most important in the north west and where I do my studio sessions. Glad you had a great time with the kids.

Melinda said...

Oh, what great fun you had, Barbara. And, what a good thing you did for those children. May they always have an artist's spirit to keep them young and hopeful.

I love your drawing too!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Pam,

I would love to go into your classroom, but maybe we could organize something else. Love your work, and congratulations on all you success.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Bisou to you. It was definitely cool. Andrew the teacher is the kind of person anybody would want for a teacher, inspiring, understanding, innovative and intelligent.

Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sheila,

We have similar problems here.Sad. I hope your gallery gets saved. I had an amazing time with the kids. They were so brainy and energetic.

XO Barbara

Love your work.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thank you. Yes an artist's spirit does seem to keep people young. I've had a few shocks lately with artistic people I know and thought were perhaps in their 60s at most, and found out they were in their 90s. Art does keep people young. So let's keep painting. I will remember these children and this fun event forever.

It was great.


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A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!