Author Archives: heidimayo

Masks and Bones

October is a busy month at the Top. We made masks with a new kind of paper maché since newspaper is so hard to find these days. Art with a purpose, like mask-making, is very satisfying as we experiment with materials and

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Masks and Bones

October is a busy month at the Top. We made masks with a new kind of paper maché since newspaper is so hard to find these days. Art with a purpose, like mask-making, is very satisfying as we experiment with materials and

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More October Art

October is a great month for art. Last week we sculpted the masks using mask forms, plasticine, cardboard, paper mache, and art paste. This week we’ll paint and decorate them so they’ll be ready for Halloween. CLASS SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

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More October Art

October is a great month for art. Last week we sculpted the masks using mask forms, plasticine, cardboard, paper mache, and art paste. This week we’ll paint and decorate them so they’ll be ready for Halloween. CLASS SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

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October Art

October and the harvest season offers such an abundance of artistic opportunities, they overflow into November. This month we’ll be experimenting with paper mache mask making, skeleton studies with Bones McJones, pumpkins and scary stuff, and culminating at the end of

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October Art

October and the harvest season offers such an abundance of artistic opportunities, they overflow into November. This month we’ll be experimenting with paper mache mask making, skeleton studies with Bones McJones, pumpkins and scary stuff, and culminating at the end of

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Falling into Art

Our skeleton Bones Jones bit the dust down cellar, so I have replaced him with his rich uncle Bones McJones, an anatomically correct professional skeleton with all 206 bones in the right places. RIP Bones, you served us well over

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Falling into Art

Our skeleton Bones Jones bit the dust down cellar, so I have replaced him with his rich uncle Bones McJones, an anatomically correct professional skeleton with all 206 bones in the right places. RIP Bones, you served us well over

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Variations on a Theme

I found this great tricycle at an antique store down the street, and saw it as a perfect educational opportunity. Drawing and painting this trike offers a myriad of lessons in foreshortening, perspective, proportion, values, shapes & angles, and so much more!

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Variations on a Theme

I found this great tricycle at an antique store down the street, and saw it as a perfect educational opportunity. Drawing and painting this trike offers a myriad of lessons in foreshortening, perspective, proportion, values, shapes & angles, and so much more!

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After School

I hope everyone is settled into school and ready to get down to the business of making fine art. I’m thinking of some new and different artistic endeavors that promise to be messy. Please make sure kids are dressed for mess

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After School

I hope everyone is settled into school and ready to get down to the business of making fine art. I’m thinking of some new and different artistic endeavors that promise to be messy. Please make sure kids are dressed for mess

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Smorgasbord!

We had a wonderful summer of Art Smorgasbord! We did clay pieces, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paintings. Moving into after school classes starting  September 14. Class size is limited to 6 students, and Thursday is already full.  I might do

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Smorgasbord!

We had a wonderful summer of Art Smorgasbord! We did clay pieces, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paintings. Moving into after school classes starting  September 14. Class size is limited to 6 students, and Thursday is already full.  I might do

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Still Summer

We’ve had so much fun doing Art Smorgasbord. This is the last week, and then everyone can focus on getting back into the swing of things for school.  The after school classes will probably resume on September 14.  Meanwhile, dig

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Still Summer

We’ve had so much fun doing Art Smorgasbord. This is the last week, and then everyone can focus on getting back into the swing of things for school.  The after school classes will probably resume on September 14.  Meanwhile, dig

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Summer Art Smorgasbord

We’ve been having lots of fun with art smorgasbord. Kids love the clay. Last week we did clay, pastels en plain air, watercolor, and acrylic painting. Enjoy these wonderful artworks, and scroll down for the schedule.               

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Summer Art Smorgasbord

We’ve been having lots of fun with art smorgasbord. Kids love the clay. Last week we did clay, pastels en plain air, watercolor, and acrylic painting. Enjoy these wonderful artworks, and scroll down for the schedule.               

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Onward Summer

I had so much fun with the littles last week; they were all great listeners and had excellent manners! We did clay, pastel still life of flowers, painted the clay, made fauve acrylic paintings, and had a birthday party too.

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Onward Summer

I had so much fun with the littles last week; they were all great listeners and had excellent manners! We did clay, pastel still life of flowers, painted the clay, made fauve acrylic paintings, and had a birthday party too.

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