This is a photo from a volunteer craft session at a local nursing home from almost a year ago. It was during school holidays so daughter was along as a helper, sharing her enthusiasm and craft skills alongside the residents. They loved having a little one joining them in their painting.
This class was based on a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers in a vase. We talked a little about Van Gogh as some of the residents were familiar with his work and life story. I sketched out twelve sunflowers for the residents to paint. We focused on shading and toning the flowers by using lighter and darker shades of brown, green, mustard and yellow, to give each flower more detail.
Once each flower was painted we added them to the vase and left the work up on the dining room wall for all to enjoy.