I think we need an Art Cafe here in Noosa.
Turtle by H (7).
These paintings were done freehand at art class, sketching from a photo
(no tracing!) then using watercolour and salt to finish off the underwater scene.
Seahorse by J (11).
The drawings are very impressive as are the Botanical studies below.
Bottlebrush by H.
Bottlebrush by J.
First we looked at Leonardo Da Vinci and how he sketched with such detail.
Using magnifying glasses and a keen eye the children sketched what they saw.
J turned Eleven on the weekend and we celebrated with friends
by way of movie under the stars with a giant screen!
I managed only a few photos (it all went so quickly and then it was dark).
Luckily it was a warm day and very balmy night, perfect for sitting out under the stars, watching the big screen and eating cheesecake and popcorn with friends.
We made dinner in the wood oven first (Spanish style street food)
and had a snack bar and hot popcorn during the movie.
The solar outdoor lights helped create a festive mood.
The movie J decided on was the old and original Muppet Movie
from the 70's , which was a trip down memory lane for us oldies
and kept the kids in their seats for the entire show.
Kermit singing under a Noosa starry sky (sorry neighbours).
The popcorn was a hit, just like at the movies!
A great evening all around and good Birthday fun for all the kids,
but most of all something to remember in years to come.
Thanks to all and Happy 11th J!
The other day we were very excited to receive news that the boys had done very well
in the Australian Mathematics Competition.
It was quite a while ago that they competed and they had forgotten about it.
H is in grade two age group however he did the grade three competition paper
(because he wanted to compete like his brother)
and was awarded a prize for scoring in the top %1 of the country!
J did a fantastic job also and received a Distinction!
They were very proud of their mathematical achievement as you can see from the faces above.