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Vacation!

NO CLASSES FEBRUARY VACATION – Enjoy the break! I have an art job with a deadline so must put my nose to the grindstone over the school vacation. We did roses for valentine week.  I just love how the same vase

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Vacation!

NO CLASSES FEBRUARY VACATION – Enjoy the break! I have an art job with a deadline so must put my nose to the grindstone over the school vacation. We did roses for valentine week.  I just love how the same vase

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Art in Motion

Last week we did bodies in motion. People are always moving around, and it’s good to learn how to capture gesture.  We’ll do another figure class before we move on to faces. But we’re all hearts and roses this week

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Art in Motion

Last week we did bodies in motion. People are always moving around, and it’s good to learn how to capture gesture.  We’ll do another figure class before we move on to faces. But we’re all hearts and roses this week

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Weekly Update

The students did a great job with the perspective lessons. Now, on to figures and faces. Dig these awesome artworks, and scroll down for the CLASS SCHEDULE CLASS SCHEDULE If you are on the list, I expect that you are coming,

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Weekly Update

The students did a great job with the perspective lessons. Now, on to figures and faces. Dig these awesome artworks, and scroll down for the CLASS SCHEDULE CLASS SCHEDULE If you are on the list, I expect that you are coming,

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Perspective Plus!

Last week we paid attention to one-point perspective. It’s an important lesson to remember about how the horizon and vanishing point impact a composition, and keeping things like buildings, trees, windows and doors logical sizes, and parallel with the page edges.

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Perspective Plus!

Last week we paid attention to one-point perspective. It’s an important lesson to remember about how the horizon and vanishing point impact a composition, and keeping things like buildings, trees, windows and doors logical sizes, and parallel with the page edges.

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Mastering

Over the past few weeks we’ve been learning from masters like Franz Marc, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Isaac Levitan, Paul Cezanne, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Katsushika Hokusai, Pablo Picasso, and Georgia O’Keefe.  We could study the masters

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Mastering

Over the past few weeks we’ve been learning from masters like Franz Marc, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Isaac Levitan, Paul Cezanne, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Katsushika Hokusai, Pablo Picasso, and Georgia O’Keefe.  We could study the masters

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Learning from the Masters

We have a lot to learn from the masters, and last week we looked at a lot of masterworks, and the self portraits of a bunch famous masters. It’s not surprising that there were hardly any female painters back in

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Learning from the Masters

We have a lot to learn from the masters, and last week we looked at a lot of masterworks, and the self portraits of a bunch famous masters. It’s not surprising that there were hardly any female painters back in

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and Welcome back! We did upside-down Santa the week before Christmas, and the kids are hoping for more upside-down work in future. It is a great way to take the brain out of the art-making operation, and get to

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and Welcome back! We did upside-down Santa the week before Christmas, and the kids are hoping for more upside-down work in future. It is a great way to take the brain out of the art-making operation, and get to

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Holiday Art

Last week students made seasonal artworks for cards. This week is upside-down Santa based on the works of Mike Beeman, my favorite Santa (and bird) painter. Making upside-down paintings is a wonderful exercise where we look at colors, values, and shapes

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Holiday Art

Last week students made seasonal artworks for cards. This week is upside-down Santa based on the works of Mike Beeman, my favorite Santa (and bird) painter. Making upside-down paintings is a wonderful exercise where we look at colors, values, and shapes

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Christmas is Coming!

Always visit here for the weekly updates. With that late Thanksgiving and a snow day last Tuesday, we’re in a big rush to get ready for the holidays. This week we’ll be doing more card designs, and next week Upside-down

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Christmas is Coming!

Always visit here for the weekly updates. With that late Thanksgiving and a snow day last Tuesday, we’re in a big rush to get ready for the holidays. This week we’ll be doing more card designs, and next week Upside-down

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‘Tis the Season

I had a wonderful week off.  Now here come the holidays, and it’s already time to start making greeting cards!  Over the next few weeks, artists can make artworks as designs for greeting cards. I print them out, and each

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‘Tis the Season

I had a wonderful week off.  Now here come the holidays, and it’s already time to start making greeting cards!  Over the next few weeks, artists can make artworks as designs for greeting cards. I print them out, and each

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