I really can’t say enough about how AWESOME Megan Marlatt was at the Visual Arts Center. She came into her exhibit and spoke to the kindergarteners about her giant paintings of toys, and really helped them to invest in her story. She helped them to move past just the awesome piles of plastic toys, lovingly depicted in bright acrylic paint into a place where they understood where she was coming from. She asked them “Do you ever imagine that at night when you go to sleep, your toys come to life?”. Many of my students, of course did, and they had a wonderful exploration of how to show that idea through paint. As if that wasn’t enough, she even put one of the giant heads she makes on and danced around in it. What more could you want in a field trip? Nothing. Truly glorious.