The past two weeks Eddie was at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)'s art summer program for teens called Summer Expressions Sessions (SES)It's hard to go back and describe everything he did at SES- he was so busy there was just no time to blog during it.
He loved the dorm we stayed in- he often sat on the windowsill and looked out at the pretty campus. There was sometimes a kitty named Yo Yo Meow roaming about, but he kept a safe distance! On one of our first days there, all of the art students went bowling to get to know each other- with Eddie in tow of course! He met everyone, and asked one person to draw him. The next thing he knew everyone else wanted to draw him too- he's a very good model, he can sit so still! He was a little shy being drawn all evening, but loved the end results- himself artistically rendered in many styles-- and will take them home with him to remember all the young artists he made friends with!
He also hit it off with the painting teacher (he and I didn't get along so well because he was very tough) but him and Eddie had a connection because they are both British. Eddie liked having someone to talk to about home for a bit, which was nice. During the painting classes where we painted still lifes he hung out in the red-themed still life, trying to blend in... what a tricky little guy!
He also had fun checking out The Art Cellar, the on-campus art supply store. There was a brand of brushes called Eggberts, which amused him to no end!
Most of the two weeks was spent busy in my studio, but Eddie really enjoyed keeping me company there- it was very cozy- and advising my art. He had such a good time and made so many new friends he was sad to go home. But now that he's back he's forgotten all about missing MCAD, because he is already eager for a new adventure! I'm exhausted from the last two weeks, but not Eddie.. he's like the energizer bunny!