Portraits 2017

Portraits 2017

I always get a kick out of portrait making with kids whether we are studying the placement of the features  on the face for the first time or learning how to draw the actual shapes. It’s always interesting to see how young children approach creating a face at...
Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

This little paper garden is perfect for spring and so fun for tiny hands. Using a variety of paper punches and recycled materials, each artist created their own unique garden. Materials: Patterned Paper Colored Construction Paper Paper Punches Glue Sticks Recycled...
Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

This session exploring different artists. To explore an artist means we examine the work as a class, draw inspiration from the colors, content and techniques and then turn it into something of our own. For O’Keeffe we discussed the color palette she used in...
Celebrating Spring: Butterfly Pillows

Celebrating Spring: Butterfly Pillows

Our Butterfly pillow project was a hit in our Masters (5Y+) class. We completed this project over the course of two hour long classes. Because we used a sewing machine, and a real needle and thread for this project, it might not be suitable for children under the age...
Celebrating Spring: Mixed Media Birds

Celebrating Spring: Mixed Media Birds

This session we are celebrating spring! In this project we used a variety of materials to create fun and dimensional “birds in a nest”. Materials: Construction Paper Googly Eyes Feathers Twigs, Yarns, Paper Shreds, etc. Leaves (real, fabric, recycled art)...
Famous Artists I: Van Gogh Monotypes

Famous Artists I: Van Gogh Monotypes

Materials: cookie sheet washable tempera paint paper (I like white heavy weight construction or card stock) Use your hands like “Kitty paws”. This is how the paint looks before we press the paper. What your are making is a “Monotype” which...