DD8.5 has been going to high school ceramics after school club/open studio at the school I teach at this year. Her progress has been amazing, and just this week the teacher told her that she would like her to be part of a 2 person art show after Christmas! smile
(The other person in the show is a grandmother of a student who has fallen in love with art since her granddaughter started bringing home art homework.) The teacher has been great about nurturing DD's artistic talents and honestly thinks her talents are amazing.
DD is so excited she can hardly contain herself. She will have to write an artist's statement for the show and a little piece about each selection in the show.
(If I knew how to, I would post some of her work here, but I don't know how to do that yet. When I do, I will share.)