Until very recently Archie wouldn’t willingly hold a pencil or paintbrush. If given a painting or drawing activity he would make a few random marks then drop the brush and refused to do any more. You may be able to imagine therefore that I have been somewhat stunned by his developing painting skills.
My understanding is that initially painting was taught hand over hand at school, then by copying a few strokes, now I believe he is given an original picture and left to draw and copy it independently, selecting his own colours and carefully copying and painting within the lines he has draw. The absolutely best part of all is that he seems to now really enjoy this.
Joseph and Louis are impressed – they cannot draw at all and he is now viewed as the artistic brother.
Some examples below: