Author Archives: heidimayo

Boo!

Bones Jone did his annual¬†posing for the artists. This is a great way to work on proportions, foreshortening, and anatomy. Quite a challenge! We used pens, marker and watercolors because the watery medium lends itself well for skeletons. ūüôā¬† They

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Boo!

Bones Jone did his annual¬†posing for the artists. This is a great way to work on proportions, foreshortening, and anatomy. Quite a challenge! We used pens, marker and watercolors because the watery medium lends itself well for skeletons. ūüôā¬† They

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Weekly Update

This is a favorite time of year at the Top. Bones Jones poses for us and we get a lesson in anatomy and proportion. And then there’s the Great Halloween Candy Challenge next week.¬† Last week we did scary stuff.

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Weekly Update

This is a favorite time of year at the Top. Bones Jones poses for us and we get a lesson in anatomy and proportion. And then there’s the Great Halloween Candy Challenge next week.¬† Last week we did scary stuff.

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Back in Business

I am so grateful to have my wonderful, airy studio that enables us to carry on with fun, safe classes. I can pop the skylights open and turn on the fan if we need more air movement. When we built

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Back in Business

I am so grateful to have my wonderful, airy studio that enables us to carry on with fun, safe classes. I can pop the skylights open and turn on the fan if we need more air movement. When we built

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Classes are Happening

Perfect timing for starting up classes. I finished the painting and cleaned up the studio to get ready for classes this week. The schedule is still evolving. Still need a couple more for Wednesday advanced class. Yellow Surprise, 3×3 oil

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Classes are Happening

Perfect timing for starting up classes. I finished the painting and cleaned up the studio to get ready for classes this week. The schedule is still evolving. Still need a couple more for Wednesday advanced class. Yellow Surprise, 3×3 oil

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Weekly Update – In-Person Classes

In-person classes start next week. Tuesday and Thursday are a go!¬†¬†Need another couple of advanced kids for Weds. See schedule below.¬†I’m hoping, as everyone adjusts to the new school schedules, we can get these small classes going. I sure have

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Weekly Update – In-Person Classes

In-person classes start next week. Tuesday and Thursday are a go!¬†¬†Need another couple of advanced kids for Weds. See schedule below.¬†I’m hoping, as everyone adjusts to the new school schedules, we can get these small classes going. I sure have

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In a Holding Pattern

No classes this week. I hope everyone is getting settled into the new way of doing school. We could add a zoom class to fit the a virtual day for kids. If you are interested in that, please tell me

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In a Holding Pattern

No classes this week. I hope everyone is getting settled into the new way of doing school. We could add a zoom class to fit the a virtual day for kids. If you are interested in that, please tell me

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Arrested Development

Late hybrid school openings and the pandemic¬†have thrown a monkey wrench into educational operations here at the Top.¬† So far only two kids have committed to after school classes, one for Tuesdays and one for Thursdays, so I’m postponing in-person

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Arrested Development

Late hybrid school openings and the pandemic¬†have thrown a monkey wrench into educational operations here at the Top.¬† So far only two kids have committed to after school classes, one for Tuesdays and one for Thursdays, so I’m postponing in-person

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Fall Schedule

Our summer Art Smorgasbord sessions were awesome. We’ll be playing it by ear as we see how the school schedules evolve. I’m posting a tentative schedule below. First come, first serve. Also one zoom class a week. Enjoy these smorgasbord

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Fall Schedule

Our summer Art Smorgasbord sessions were awesome. We’ll be playing it by ear as we see how the school schedules evolve. I’m posting a tentative schedule below. First come, first serve. Also one zoom class a week. Enjoy these smorgasbord

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Weekly Update

I am happy to report that our smart and safe Covid Creative Summer Sessions continue to be successful, comfortable, and good practice of mask-wearing, mindful distancing, and sanitizing for when school starts.  If anyone has a family/friends bubble group that wants

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Weekly Update

I am happy to report that our smart and safe Covid Creative Summer Sessions continue to be successful, comfortable, and good practice of mask-wearing, mindful distancing, and sanitizing for when school starts.  If anyone has a family/friends bubble group that wants

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Summer at the Top

RIP Fish 2007 – 2020 This year we would have had our 13th Annual Student Show, but the pandemic has changed everything. Remembering our very first show at PACTV, some of the works were of our goldfish who posed for

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Summer at the Top

RIP Fish 2007 – 2020 This year we would have had our 13th Annual Student Show, but the pandemic has changed everything. Remembering our very first show at PACTV, some of the works were of our goldfish who posed for

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