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Fishy Business

Ten years ago I got three 17-cent goldfish for the kids to paint. Two of them died within a few months, but this guy has been thriving and lending his talents as a model whenever called upon. Painting a moving

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Fishy Business

Ten years ago I got three 17-cent goldfish for the kids to paint. Two of them died within a few months, but this guy has been thriving and lending his talents as a model whenever called upon. Painting a moving

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Weekly Update 1-7-18

I hope everyone has been staying warm and cozy. Much of last week was lost due to the weather, but we’ll get back on track this week. WEATHER: If school is cancelled, class is cancelled. If driving conditions are hazardous,

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Weekly Update 1-7-18

I hope everyone has been staying warm and cozy. Much of last week was lost due to the weather, but we’ll get back on track this week. WEATHER: If school is cancelled, class is cancelled. If driving conditions are hazardous,

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Happy New Art!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and vacation. Now, back to work! We’ll be looking at and working on faces, and culminating the unit with our annual self portraits – a great way to mark growth and

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Happy New Art!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and vacation. Now, back to work! We’ll be looking at and working on faces, and culminating the unit with our annual self portraits – a great way to mark growth and

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Making Merry Art

The Christmas cards are all ready! If you want to pick up, just send me an email, and I’ll put them out in the milk box. Otherwise get them at class.  Enjoy the work, and scroll down for the schedule. If you subscribe

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Making Merry Art

The Christmas cards are all ready! If you want to pick up, just send me an email, and I’ll put them out in the milk box. Otherwise get them at class.  Enjoy the work, and scroll down for the schedule. If you subscribe

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Ho Ho Ho

The artists did a great job with the Santa portraits. Enjoy the work, and scroll down for the weekly schedules. THIS WEEK We’ll be creating Christmas card designs of snowy scenes, winter birds and animals. Next week we’ll make gifts, so please make

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Ho Ho Ho

The artists did a great job with the Santa portraits. Enjoy the work, and scroll down for the weekly schedules. THIS WEEK We’ll be creating Christmas card designs of snowy scenes, winter birds and animals. Next week we’ll make gifts, so please make

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Santa’s coming

The newbies did a great job with their very first class. They got the famous orange lesson, and went on to create beautiful still life paintings. For the regulars it was Free Draw with two conditions. 1. No cartoons 2. Must

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Santa’s coming

The newbies did a great job with their very first class. They got the famous orange lesson, and went on to create beautiful still life paintings. For the regulars it was Free Draw with two conditions. 1. No cartoons 2. Must

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Important Art News

Congratulations! Even though I always stress that THERE IS NO COMPETITION IN ART, kids from the Top do consistently well in art competitions. Congrats, Emma Buckley for her red ribbon, and Scotty Hokanson who got a couple of honorable mentions

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Important Art News

Congratulations! Even though I always stress that THERE IS NO COMPETITION IN ART, kids from the Top do consistently well in art competitions. Congrats, Emma Buckley for her red ribbon, and Scotty Hokanson who got a couple of honorable mentions

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Fun with Figures

Last week we did stick figures in action and made flip books. Then this week, we went on to do paintings of bodies in motion. Lots happening at the Top, so make sure to scroll down for the weekly schedules.  

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Fun with Figures

Last week we did stick figures in action and made flip books. Then this week, we went on to do paintings of bodies in motion. Lots happening at the Top, so make sure to scroll down for the weekly schedules.  

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Weekly Update & Artworks

Wednesday kids had a Harry Potter day. We took Halloween off. Scroll down to see news, updates, and weekly schedules.       Congratulations! The horseshoe crab artworks of Emma Buckley and Nick Lemon were selected for the annual Young Voices

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Weekly Update & Artworks

Wednesday kids had a Harry Potter day. We took Halloween off. Scroll down to see news, updates, and weekly schedules.       Congratulations! The horseshoe crab artworks of Emma Buckley and Nick Lemon were selected for the annual Young Voices

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Spooky and Sweet

Lots of seasonal artwork this month. First batch was pumpkin business. Then Bones Jones came up from the cellar and graced us with his anatomical goodness. And we finished off this week with the Great Halloween Candy Challenge. Scroll down

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Spooky and Sweet

Lots of seasonal artwork this month. First batch was pumpkin business. Then Bones Jones came up from the cellar and graced us with his anatomical goodness. And we finished off this week with the Great Halloween Candy Challenge. Scroll down

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