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Enticing Artists

Last week we rounded out the introduction to figure drawing, and I posed for the kids. Drawing figures is a skill that gets better and better with practice noticing things like proportions, negative space, and relationships. This week is the

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Enticing Artists

Last week we rounded out the introduction to figure drawing, and I posed for the kids. Drawing figures is a skill that gets better and better with practice noticing things like proportions, negative space, and relationships. This week is the

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Bones Jones

Bone Jones emerges from the cellar once a year to kick off the Halloween season while offering a lesson that is the foundation of figure drawing. This week, I’ll be posing to give the kids a taste of real live figure

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Bones Jones

Bone Jones emerges from the cellar once a year to kick off the Halloween season while offering a lesson that is the foundation of figure drawing. This week, I’ll be posing to give the kids a taste of real live figure

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Lions & tigers & more!

Inspired by a friend’s photos from Africa, we went on an art safari last week, as a little breather before we get into the work of the season. Bones Jones will be posing for us next week as an intro

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Lions & tigers & more!

Inspired by a friend’s photos from Africa, we went on an art safari last week, as a little breather before we get into the work of the season. Bones Jones will be posing for us next week as an intro

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Seeing the Forest & the Trees

Last week we did trees. Each week when I am planning what lesson to teach, I often think about an artist who exemplifies both mastery and a unique approach to the subject. When I think of trees, I think of

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Seeing the Forest & the Trees

Last week we did trees. Each week when I am planning what lesson to teach, I often think about an artist who exemplifies both mastery and a unique approach to the subject. When I think of trees, I think of

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Weekly Update

If you know of anyone who might be interested in Tuesday lesson, please share this. We are loving the new studio. It certainly has enhanced the teaching with everything in one place. And I am even making art!  I’m hoping

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Weekly Update

If you know of anyone who might be interested in Tuesday lesson, please share this. We are loving the new studio. It certainly has enhanced the teaching with everything in one place. And I am even making art!  I’m hoping

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Kids Go Van Gogh Go

We’re up and running at the Top, welcoming awesome new students Kallie and Elias, and Dylan from summer.  Along with the newbies, we’ve got many veterans including Caitlin and Jack, who have been coming since kindergarten and are now 8th and

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Kids Go Van Gogh Go

We’re up and running at the Top, welcoming awesome new students Kallie and Elias, and Dylan from summer.  Along with the newbies, we’ve got many veterans including Caitlin and Jack, who have been coming since kindergarten and are now 8th and

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Weekly Update

  I hope everyone is settled nicely into school. Please look at the schedule carefully, and let me know if I need to make any changes. THIS WEEK Tues, Sept 11 – Down & Dirty, 4-5:30 Lincoln Nick Kayden Emmet Kallie Wed, Sept 12- Advanced

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Weekly Update

  I hope everyone is settled nicely into school. Please look at the schedule carefully, and let me know if I need to make any changes. THIS WEEK Tues, Sept 11 – Down & Dirty, 4-5:30 Lincoln Nick Kayden Emmet Kallie Wed, Sept 12- Advanced

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Summer’s Waning

Looks like summer has passed me by, but we’re in the house, and the studio is ready to receive these awesome artists. Please look at the schedule carefully, and correct me if I’m wrong. We are good to go! Tues,

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Summer’s Waning

Looks like summer has passed me by, but we’re in the house, and the studio is ready to receive these awesome artists. Please look at the schedule carefully, and correct me if I’m wrong. We are good to go! Tues,

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Doodlers Unite!

As the kids get back to school, it’s important to remember that when students doodle, they are not being rude or distracted, they are actually, in many cases, visually reinforcing the lesson – listening visually.  If your artist gets in

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Doodlers Unite!

As the kids get back to school, it’s important to remember that when students doodle, they are not being rude or distracted, they are actually, in many cases, visually reinforcing the lesson – listening visually.  If your artist gets in

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Back to School

Please look at the schedule carefully, and correct me if I’m wrong. It’s shaping up fast! 8 is max. Here’s what I’ve got so far: Mon, Sept 10 – open Tues, Sept 11 – Down & Dirty, 4-5:30 Lincoln Nick Kayden

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Back to School

Please look at the schedule carefully, and correct me if I’m wrong. It’s shaping up fast! 8 is max. Here’s what I’ve got so far: Mon, Sept 10 – open Tues, Sept 11 – Down & Dirty, 4-5:30 Lincoln Nick Kayden

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