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Weekly Update

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing vacation. It gave me a chance to get some painting done at the Top. We still have herculean amounts of stuff to do, but are chipping away at it day by day.  The

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Weekly Update

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing vacation. It gave me a chance to get some painting done at the Top. We still have herculean amounts of stuff to do, but are chipping away at it day by day.  The

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April Showers

We often create works that are informed by the time of year, so last week we did April Showers, focusing on rain, atmosphere, and how to make things look wet. The artists did a great job. We’ll be off for

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April Showers

We often create works that are informed by the time of year, so last week we did April Showers, focusing on rain, atmosphere, and how to make things look wet. The artists did a great job. We’ll be off for

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Weekly Update

Happy Springtime from the Top!  The chicks have hatched, and I am hatching all kinds of fine art teaching plans. We’re getting ready for our 10th Annual Student Show and Auction at Bramhall’s Country Store opening May 18, 5-7. Everyone is

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Weekly Update

Happy Springtime from the Top!  The chicks have hatched, and I am hatching all kinds of fine art teaching plans. We’re getting ready for our 10th Annual Student Show and Auction at Bramhall’s Country Store opening May 18, 5-7. Everyone is

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10th Annual Student Show

Check the list! If you or your artist have had any lessons with me in the past year, you are welcome to exhibit in this awesome event. And EVERYONE is welcome to join us for the opening and visit the

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10th Annual Student Show

Check the list! If you or your artist have had any lessons with me in the past year, you are welcome to exhibit in this awesome event. And EVERYONE is welcome to join us for the opening and visit the

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Art Schedule

We’ve had a lot of snow days over the past few weeks, but spring has sprung at the Top! I love using works from artist friends as teaching tools. For our nests, we looked at the gorgeous work of Eileen

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Art Schedule

We’ve had a lot of snow days over the past few weeks, but spring has sprung at the Top! I love using works from artist friends as teaching tools. For our nests, we looked at the gorgeous work of Eileen

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This week & next

If you are planning to participate in the annual student show and auction on May 18, please make sure to let me know. Any artist who has had classes in the past year is welcome to exhibit.  Details and timeline

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This week & next

If you are planning to participate in the annual student show and auction on May 18, please make sure to let me know. Any artist who has had classes in the past year is welcome to exhibit.  Details and timeline

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Art Ahead

We’re getting excited for the spring here at the Top. We’re gearing up for this year’s annual student show and auction on May 18 at Bramhall’s Country Store, And we are working to get the new house and studio done,

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Art Ahead

We’re getting excited for the spring here at the Top. We’re gearing up for this year’s annual student show and auction on May 18 at Bramhall’s Country Store, And we are working to get the new house and studio done,

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Weekly Update

  News, Updates & Student Artwork Scroll down for the Schedules Congratulations, Emma Buckley, this week’s ERDG featured artist.  Every year a bunch of artists from the Top enter Ecological Research and Development’s Young Voices Horseshoe Crab Art competition, and every

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Weekly Update

  News, Updates & Student Artwork Scroll down for the Schedules Congratulations, Emma Buckley, this week’s ERDG featured artist.  Every year a bunch of artists from the Top enter Ecological Research and Development’s Young Voices Horseshoe Crab Art competition, and every

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Back at It

I hope everyone had a fabulous vacation. We’ll be back at it this week with Face-Vase-Negative Space, working with symmetry, shaking things up with non-dominant hands,  and learning about the importance of negative space in composition. Our 10th Annual Student Show at

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Back at It

I hope everyone had a fabulous vacation. We’ll be back at it this week with Face-Vase-Negative Space, working with symmetry, shaking things up with non-dominant hands,  and learning about the importance of negative space in composition. Our 10th Annual Student Show at

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Student Work & Weekly Update

Almost everyone has finished their self portraits. As I like to remind parents: We can’t be expecting masterpieces here, but we can be assured that the artists have learned so many really important things that they will never forget.  Enjoy

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Student Work & Weekly Update

Almost everyone has finished their self portraits. As I like to remind parents: We can’t be expecting masterpieces here, but we can be assured that the artists have learned so many really important things that they will never forget.  Enjoy

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