Like Kids In A Candy Store
Yesterday was a huge day on the Little Lotus Project. It was the first day that the artists worked with the children and it was incredible!
The day started with some shopping for art supplies and paint. It was really one of those ‘Like kids in a candy store’ moments. The artists loved collecting the supplies as everything here is so much cheaper than back home. While we were shopping, Cleo and James started painting the walls of SAW School white in preparation for the mural. They got a hand from the kids and we were amazed to turn up with the first coat already done.
After a Burmese lunch in a small tea shop, it was time for the first classes to begin. Working with a group of 15 kids on the Kidrobot toys, were Aaron and J-RYU. Their class had so much fun and had huge smiles when the toys were handed out. The children will be working on developing characters for these toys over the course of the week.
Across the field were the artists working with 20 children on mural painting. Drypnz, Sheryo, Yok, Ritzy and Meghan started the kids of with some fun sketch ideas and even got the kids to stand up and explain their drawings to the class. There were some incredible drawings in there!
It’s 10am now and the start of another big day. The artists are just getting some energy with a breakfast at their fav spot, Casa Mia. Then it’s on the bikes to SAW School, where the mural painting will begin. Exciting times ahead!