Thanks, you are great, folks.
First, all ears, and keriobe, this course is NOT meant to be serious!
That's why I'm not looking for weekly classes as such. Just to RELAX like some retired folks do when they go away for a weekend to draw or paint?
... to meet some other crazily arty kids for social reasons and also to learn something useful on the side. Just for FUN.
A birthday present, that's all. To be frank, it's IMpossible to put VN off art. It's in her blood. She is far more an artist than a musician. I mean she's so original and unconventional in her art and yet pretty predictable/normal in her musical tastes although I would hesitate to judge her too soon. She also has this strange habit artists/my dad have/had - destroy almost every piece after she has done them if not up to her fussy standard and if they are, give them away!
Secondly, re. trees, she's fantastic on drawing trees, all ears. She once drew a huge tree on a visit with her dad to Menuhin and the art teacher liked it so much she told VN that she "must apply there," and "I need you here for your art." Hehe. By the way, my late dad was an amateur artist and as a tiny toddler she wasn't quiet in those days and used to tell everyone she'll be an artist when she grows up. How kids change! Some kids need a very laid back approach like VN. Others like her brother are at the opposite end of the spectrum. According to his consultant, therapists and psychologist, he needs "a bit of a push to put it mildly" without which he will rest contented in his own wonderful world and absolutely refused to mix or grow! Unique lovable creatures our kids. Parenting IS a challenge!
That website should be great! Thanks very much, parent 1.
RAM Saturday School? It's starting this Sat and she can't wait. Asked whether she's excited by a mom, her reply was, "I'm not excited. I'm getting impatient!"
I suggested to her to remember NOT to take things too seriously. Life is for the living, girl, first and foremost, not to please others (including your dad and teachers) musically or otherwise.