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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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Selfies & Weekly Update

Once a year the students make self portraits. It is great to watch their development as they grow as artists.  This isn’t about making masterpieces; this is about learning to use values to create volume and contour, to understand proportions, to

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Selfies & Weekly Update

Once a year the students make self portraits. It is great to watch their development as they grow as artists.  This isn’t about making masterpieces; this is about learning to use values to create volume and contour, to understand proportions, to

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Weekly Update

For the next few weeks we’ll be working on the self portraits. We do it every year, and it’s very important for every student to make one. Every piece can’t possibly be a masterpiece, but the great value is in

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Weekly Update

For the next few weeks we’ll be working on the self portraits. We do it every year, and it’s very important for every student to make one. Every piece can’t possibly be a masterpiece, but the great value is in

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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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