Friday, February 4, 2011

Blind Contour Fridays - We're the featured Artists

This week my son and I have the honor of being the featured artists at Peggy Cox sight
We were both thrilled and happy to be asked.
With all the kind responses and followers my son receives at his blog       and then being asked to be the featured artist he had to ask this morning, "Am I famous?"
Benjamin has Asperger's Syndrome and found by Grade 4 the public school system far too stressful.  When I began homeschooling him I couldn't say the word school and I couldn't teach him in a formal school style.  So I began just doing art with him and from there snuck learning into the art sessions.  (flour dough mixtures to make North America and then paint it in, 3 dimensional models of the solar system, things like that)  When I started Blind Contour Drawings as part of a course I was taking, Benjamin was very intrigued and wanted to do them as well.  So we started doing them together.    When Peggy started Blind Contour Friday we made it part of  our schedule.  We look forward to ending the week of school with the blind contours.  Thank you Peggy


  1. I commented on Peggy's blog but I thought I'd repost it here to make sure you notice:

    Awesome drawings! These really make me want to do a blind contour too!
    I like the first one best. Actually, that's something I'd hang on my wall (if I had a bigger flat and a free wall)! Benjamin, you have a(nother) fan! :)

  2. I think it is wonderful that you have found such a creative way to teach him! Both of your blind contours are great!

  3. These are both just wonderful! It was a complicated subject, but what a great job you did! nancy