When Angelina Jolie and her family were in Australia last November 2014 for the “Unbroken” premiere, the high profile Hollywood actress apparently hired an indigenous art teacher for her six kids. Biba Barba spoke with Women’s Day to reveal some details about what it’s like to hold an art class for the Jolie-Pitts.
According to Biba, who is a Queensland-born aborigine, when she was summoned in the private mansion, which was apparently owned by Australian mogul James Packer, she had no idea she would be teaching art to six very well-known kids: six year old twins Vivienne and Knox, eight year old Shiloh, ten year old Zahara, eleven year old Pax and teenager Maddox.
Their mother, Angelina, also took part in the art class, telling Biba that they were very interested about learning her culture, and even warmly asked the teacher to call her “Ange.” Biba also related that “Ange” made a prayer-like hand gesture when she was welcomed into the house. The gesture is apparently the way Buddhists show their respect and goodwill.
During the session, the Jolie-Pitt kids were taught Aboriginal art and symbols, which they used to create stories. The teacher spent the whole day with them.
Biba notes that contrary to reports that say Shiloh would prefer to be called “John” and is exhibiting gender problems, Angelina and Brad’s first biological child actually introduced herself as “Shi.”
Shi is apparently outgoing, friendly and well-adjusted, as Biba revealed in the Women’s Day interview.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that while the kids were in the art class, they were followed around by their nannies. There were actually six other women watching over the children, one for each Jolie-Pitt child. Angelina, however, does not deny that she is indeed privileged to have such help. Last year, she acknowledged this fact, as reported on E! Online.
“I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food,” the actress once said.
As the art class with Biba ended, the teacher had only nice words to say about the Hollywood family and their famous mother.
“You can see she’s taught them we’re all human, and we might come from different parts of the world but we’ve got to show each other love and respect,” Biba said.
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