art lessons

Facing Up to Faces

We’ll be working on our self portraits for the next couple of weeks. When a student finishes his or hers, they get a “free draw” class, and can paint anything they want.   This is the biggest challenge of the

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Facing Up to Faces

We’ll be working on our self portraits for the next couple of weeks. When a student finishes his or hers, they get a “free draw” class, and can paint anything they want.   This is the biggest challenge of the

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Weekly Update

We looked at faces and expressions last week getting ready to do the biggest challenge of the year: self portraits.  The kids and I learn uncountable lessons throughout this process, not just the mechanics and techniques of getting a likeness, but

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Weekly Update

We looked at faces and expressions last week getting ready to do the biggest challenge of the year: self portraits.  The kids and I learn uncountable lessons throughout this process, not just the mechanics and techniques of getting a likeness, but

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Lively Still Life

The artists made wonderful, lively still life paintings last week. I like to have them paint from life as much as possible. Art-from-life is the most intimate and honest art. 🙂 11th Annual Show Update: Our auction will be benefitting the Southeastern

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Lively Still Life

The artists made wonderful, lively still life paintings last week. I like to have them paint from life as much as possible. Art-from-life is the most intimate and honest art. 🙂 11th Annual Show Update: Our auction will be benefitting the Southeastern

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Marching forward!

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing vacation.  I can’t believe March is almost upon us. I finished my Mona, and now on to the next self portrait. This is a fun way to flex my artistic muscles and prepare for

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Marching forward!

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing vacation.  I can’t believe March is almost upon us. I finished my Mona, and now on to the next self portrait. This is a fun way to flex my artistic muscles and prepare for

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Happy Vacation!

VACATION WEEK – Even though I only have two signed up for acrylic painting 2-4:00 on Thursday, we are on. So, if anyone else wants to join, let me know. Cost is $35 (5 bucks off for 2nd sib). We’ll be

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Happy Vacation!

VACATION WEEK – Even though I only have two signed up for acrylic painting 2-4:00 on Thursday, we are on. So, if anyone else wants to join, let me know. Cost is $35 (5 bucks off for 2nd sib). We’ll be

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Art Schedule

These past few weeks we’ve looked at masterworks of artists Matisse, Van Gogh, DaVinci, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Vermeer, and more, and we will continue to learn from them as we start focussing on faces, moving toward portraits of others, and our

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Art Schedule

These past few weeks we’ve looked at masterworks of artists Matisse, Van Gogh, DaVinci, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Vermeer, and more, and we will continue to learn from them as we start focussing on faces, moving toward portraits of others, and our

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Learning from the Masters

There is no end to what we can learn from the masters, so we’ll keep on learning from the masters this week, too. Lots of unfinished works to complete before vacation. And next week we’ll be making romantic art for valentine’s

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Learning from the Masters

There is no end to what we can learn from the masters, so we’ll keep on learning from the masters this week, too. Lots of unfinished works to complete before vacation. And next week we’ll be making romantic art for valentine’s

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More Bodies in Motion

Last week we did more bodies in motion. There’s no end to what we can learn about anatomy and the drama of movement by making art about it. Caitlin’s City Dance This week and next we will be learning from

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More Bodies in Motion

Last week we did more bodies in motion. There’s no end to what we can learn about anatomy and the drama of movement by making art about it. Caitlin’s City Dance This week and next we will be learning from

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Bodies in Motion

This week, we’ll continue investigating bodies in motion. Lots of sick kids and unfinished paintings last week.  Gary Higgins from the Patriot Ledger visited the studio on Wednesday, and took lots of pictures for a piece about Eve and her

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Bodies in Motion

This week, we’ll continue investigating bodies in motion. Lots of sick kids and unfinished paintings last week.  Gary Higgins from the Patriot Ledger visited the studio on Wednesday, and took lots of pictures for a piece about Eve and her

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Art Ahead

Art Ahead! We’ll be looking at form in action this week, starting with stick figures and moving to figures’ actions and action figures. Our color studies were awesome. Making these is a very good way to really understand how color works. Kids

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Art Ahead

Art Ahead! We’ll be looking at form in action this week, starting with stick figures and moving to figures’ actions and action figures. Our color studies were awesome. Making these is a very good way to really understand how color works. Kids

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