art lessons

Weekly Update

Getting ready for the big show. See show update below under schedule. Last week we did auction items, and now have 21 awesome paintings to auction off for Black Feather Horse Rescue. I still have to make mine! In years

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Weekly Update

Getting ready for the big show. See show update below under schedule. Last week we did auction items, and now have 21 awesome paintings to auction off for Black Feather Horse Rescue. I still have to make mine! In years

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Fauve, Baby

Kids made fauve pantings using gray scale reference. They had to match the values and choose whatever colors they liked.  Some kids just painted whatever they wanted for the second painting. Fun and loose.

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Fauve, Baby

Kids made fauve pantings using gray scale reference. They had to match the values and choose whatever colors they liked.  Some kids just painted whatever they wanted for the second painting. Fun and loose.

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Free Draw!

Kids worked so hard and learned so much with the self portraits, they get to have a few weeks of flexibility and freedom as far as subject matter goes, as we prepare for our show and auction on May 19.

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Free Draw!

Kids worked so hard and learned so much with the self portraits, they get to have a few weeks of flexibility and freedom as far as subject matter goes, as we prepare for our show and auction on May 19.

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Self Portraits

Once a year I do a unit on faces, expressions, and likenesses that culminates in the annual self portrait. These few weeks are when the kids work really hard and learn so much about everything: values and volume, lost and

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Self Portraits

Once a year I do a unit on faces, expressions, and likenesses that culminates in the annual self portrait. These few weeks are when the kids work really hard and learn so much about everything: values and volume, lost and

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Weekly Schedules

We’ll be continuing on with the self portraits this week. It’s one of the most difficult tasks, and greatest learning opportunities – which is why we do it every year. Getting a likeness is really hard, so we’ll use every

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Weekly Schedules

We’ll be continuing on with the self portraits this week. It’s one of the most difficult tasks, and greatest learning opportunities – which is why we do it every year. Getting a likeness is really hard, so we’ll use every

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Expression

We have a lot to learn when it comes to making expressions on faces. Kids started out making a dozen egg shapes and then drawing expressions on them. We talked about how the face communicates.  Then the kids learned about

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Expression

We have a lot to learn when it comes to making expressions on faces. Kids started out making a dozen egg shapes and then drawing expressions on them. We talked about how the face communicates.  Then the kids learned about

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Marching into Faces

For the next few weeks we’ll be working on faces: The differences between real faces and cartoon and anime faces; learning from the Masters, DaVinci and Vermeer; studying expressions, and for the grand finale – selfies. Here’s the work for

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Marching into Faces

For the next few weeks we’ll be working on faces: The differences between real faces and cartoon and anime faces; learning from the Masters, DaVinci and Vermeer; studying expressions, and for the grand finale – selfies. Here’s the work for

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Back at it

I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing vacation. Please check the schedule carefuly,l and let me know if I need to make changes. These next few weeks we’ll be working with faces – proportions, expressions, strategies for getting a

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Back at it

I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing vacation. Please check the schedule carefuly,l and let me know if I need to make changes. These next few weeks we’ll be working with faces – proportions, expressions, strategies for getting a

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Tropical Dreams

In the darkest month we go tropical. We listen to Calypso and Reggae music while we make some hot painting. We had a few new kids this week, so incorporated the good old Orange Lesson into the tropical theme. I

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Tropical Dreams

In the darkest month we go tropical. We listen to Calypso and Reggae music while we make some hot painting. We had a few new kids this week, so incorporated the good old Orange Lesson into the tropical theme. I

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Weekly Schedule

As we surrender to winter’s clutches it’s time for TROPICAL WEEK! This week we’ll be doing tropical art, palm trees and turquoise waters, pineapples and such, maybe even an alligator. If anyone has a tropical scene they’ve been wanting to

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Weekly Schedule

As we surrender to winter’s clutches it’s time for TROPICAL WEEK! This week we’ll be doing tropical art, palm trees and turquoise waters, pineapples and such, maybe even an alligator. If anyone has a tropical scene they’ve been wanting to

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