C. came in every day this summer and painted a castle. Some days, Cinderella's castle, once Jasmine's castle, and finally, the Beast's castle. "It's very beautiful!" she told me. I loved watching her castles evolve and chatting with her every Tuesday and Thursday while she worked.
The other fantastic series of paintings was E.'s series of spiders. The 5 day class was interested in spiders and made webs and read books about spiders. E. came in to paint, and when I asked her to tell me about her painting, she answered with one word, "spider". The spiders just kept coming every day - in different compositions and colors. Then came a surprise "4 spiders"! Finally, "2 spiders, a butterfly, and 2 lines".