Art Lessons

I am absolutely grateful that I got better in time for my daughters’ summer activities! First on the list was art lessons. We hired a good friend, Maan, to teach the girls some painting. She’s a teacher and a freelance artist, does projects from wall murals to logos and menus, and joins exhibits as well. We’re thankful she accommodated us and made it easy for us. She took care of all the materials, agreed to a schedule that was comfortable for us, came to our house and did not limit their class time to an hour or two. She made sure the girls learned something.

We are very happy with the work that our girls were able to put out, with the close guidance of Tita/Teacher Maan. I’m so proud of Noelle because she has improved highly, sitting and listening to her teacher and following instructions, even though she took many breaks haha. Danae was very cooperative, and was happy that Maan let her try what she wanted to paint. They still make use of what they have learned, with no help from me as I am not at all a painter. I could have learned along with them but I was either too lazy, too tired, or not feeling well. King is the painter between us, and I know our girls got most of their creativity from him. They love to do art and create stuff. Sometimes they just get their materials and start drawing or painting away, though their paintings always look better when supervised by a pro. Sometimes they try to recreate something they see on a video.  They like clay and legos too. I do not want them to lose this interest and love for being creative, so I really hope I can encourage it even more during the entire homeschool year. I am also excited for next summer’s art lessons!


They used acrylic paint in all their sessions. They painted on canvas straight away. 🙂


They painted snow-capped mountains. :)
They painted snow-capped mountains. 🙂


Noelle’s finished work (with a little help with her shapes from Teacher) on the left, and Danae’s finished work on the right. 🙂
They chose their Olafs and drew them on paper first. 🙂
Noelle’s Olaf 🙂
They traced their Olafs onto their snow-capped mountain paintings. 🙂
Danae’s happy Olaf 🙂




Painting the sun. 🙂
Teacher painted the little boat for her. 🙂


Danae wanted to paint Elsa 🙂
Teacher let her choose which Elsa to copy. It turned out pretty nice. 🙂
Noelle didn’t want to paint Elsa so Teacher taught her something else. 🙂
Flowers 🙂
Painting, using a brush, and using plastic on special paper to create the beach. Practice for their final painting. 🙂
Danae wanted to paint their little friend Eli 🙂
Cheeks! 🙂
Noelle wanted to paint Ana. Teacher helped her with the face. I think she was in a hurry to translate it into painting that it didn’t turn out so perfectly, hehe. 🙂
Noelle was out and too tired when she came back to paint the beach scene on canvas, so it was given to her as an assignment. Teacher put Danae in charge of helping her sister. 🙂
Their final painting – Olaf on the beach! 🙂 Noelle was very sleepy that day, so she barely finished hers. She still needs to put some detail on her Olaf. 🙂





Published by Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊

3 thoughts on “Art Lessons

  1. I’m curious to see how adding shadows and all that are taught. It’s different when you witness it live than seeing it demonstrated on videos.

    Great job girls! I love that Danae makes a go for painting real life people (Eli) and Noelle is equally impressive being able to keep up and come up with great work. 🙂

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