One boy preferred to do a spider instead of a parrot.
And after doing a rubbing with leaves, one girl wanted to sketch a parrot.
I like the way things are going in the class. Last year, I urged all the children to follow my instructions and give the projects a try. This year, I urge them to go off on their own tangents and explore their interests. After all, this is an after school art program and I'm not trying to teach an art curriculum. I'm inspired by reading Franciful Arts blog. I think the experiment is going really well so far. I hope the children are happy, too.