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Ho Ho Snow!

We’re going gung-ho into the holidays. Last week we did snow. This week snowy animals and birds for cards, and the next weeks up to the holiday, Santa and gifts. I’ll try to get the cards done with at least

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Ho Ho Snow!

We’re going gung-ho into the holidays. Last week we did snow. This week snowy animals and birds for cards, and the next weeks up to the holiday, Santa and gifts. I’ll try to get the cards done with at least

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Holidays ho!

I hope everyone had a pleasant turkey day. It was a thrill to make the feast in my new kitchen. The silestone countertop is the best pie crust-rolling surface I’ve ever used – cool and slick! Now that we’ve done

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Holidays ho!

I hope everyone had a pleasant turkey day. It was a thrill to make the feast in my new kitchen. The silestone countertop is the best pie crust-rolling surface I’ve ever used – cool and slick! Now that we’ve done

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How ’bout them apples?

Excellent apples last week, and just in time for Thanksgiving. There will be only one class this week, and it’ll be TURKEYS!  Students from Wednesday and Thursday classes are welcome to join this class if there’s room – which there

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How ’bout them apples?

Excellent apples last week, and just in time for Thanksgiving. There will be only one class this week, and it’ll be TURKEYS!  Students from Wednesday and Thursday classes are welcome to join this class if there’s room – which there

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The Berries!

Awesome cranberry bogs last week. Coming into the holiday season, we will take full advantage of the natural beauty and bounty of our local environment. We are so lucky to live in the land of cranberries and apples. That said, this

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The Berries!

Awesome cranberry bogs last week. Coming into the holiday season, we will take full advantage of the natural beauty and bounty of our local environment. We are so lucky to live in the land of cranberries and apples. That said, this

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Scary!

We had a skeleton crew Halloween week with only Tuesday and Thursday classes, and the kids had scary free draw where they decided what scary subjects to paint.  Enjoy these scary pastel paintings, and scroll down for the class schedules.

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Scary!

We had a skeleton crew Halloween week with only Tuesday and Thursday classes, and the kids had scary free draw where they decided what scary subjects to paint.  Enjoy these scary pastel paintings, and scroll down for the class schedules.

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BOO!

The Great Halloween Candy Challenge was a big, tasty challenge for the students where they learned to create the essence of things, relationships of objects, and creating volume and depth. This week it’ll be scary stuff like bats and witches

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BOO!

The Great Halloween Candy Challenge was a big, tasty challenge for the students where they learned to create the essence of things, relationships of objects, and creating volume and depth. This week it’ll be scary stuff like bats and witches

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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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