Every summer my family vacations to Arizona.
Yes the desert.
We love it there for a million different reasons but one thing that I love to do is visit the shops in Old Scottsdale. They have art galleries featuring some fantastic artists, old and new. And other shops that feature high-quality junk that only my kids would enjoy. During one of our shopping trips, I saw a display featuring artwork by Laurel Burch. There were cats on everything from change purses to t-shirt and her style was beyond unique and perfect for my cat obsessed third and fourth graders.
After discussing her unique style I did a guided drawing and the children used oil pastels and chalk pastels to complete their pieces.
Each cat has a distinct personality that oddly enough matches the owner. I love that about art!