I teach a young friend of mine named Shane at Donna Downey Studios. I have taught Shane for over 2 years now and I have always been impressed with his skills and focus being far beyond his years. Here is a photo collage of one of his recent paintings he accomplished in a 2 hour class with me at the studio. We started with a photograph of him and his hand made clay Star Wars Angry Birds characters. He builds hundreds of figures with his clay, each having the expression suiting his or her character. From there we proceeded step by step and layer by layer until he finished his self portrait filled with bright colors and textures.