Her mom and I reassured her that anything she missed that day, we would do during her weekly class.
And so this past week, together we worked on a family portrait inspired by Douglas Coupland.
I showed her the artist sketch for "group portrait 1957"
We went over how he created a circle to represent each person by the colors most predominant in their artwork.
And then we created circles for each of her family members using colors that represented them best and placed them on a black and white family portrait for her artist sketch.
Then like Douglas Coupland did with "Group Portrait 1957" we created a sculpture of her family. My students' sculpture isn't quite as big as the one on the Robert McLaughlin Gallery building and it doesn't actually transmit the history of the gallery either.
Coupland inspired family portrait sculpture, 10 year old
But it is quirky and charming all the same and I bet she had just as much fun as Coupland did creating it.