student work

Pastels and Popsicles

And watercolors, too. Welcome summer! We’ll be taking a couple of weeks off before the Summer Six weeks of art. Kids will be entering ERDG‘s Young Voices Art Competition. This will be the 3rd year Top of the Wold students

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Pastels and Popsicles

And watercolors, too. Welcome summer! We’ll be taking a couple of weeks off before the Summer Six weeks of art. Kids will be entering ERDG‘s Young Voices Art Competition. This will be the 3rd year Top of the Wold students

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Learning from the Masters

We learn a lot from the masters. One of the biggest things we learn is that paintings that appear to be so simple are actually quite complex!

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Learning from the Masters

We learn a lot from the masters. One of the biggest things we learn is that paintings that appear to be so simple are actually quite complex!

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Really Looking

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”  (Georgia O’Keeffe)  What the students take from this quote is something I tell them every

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Really Looking

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”  (Georgia O’Keeffe)  What the students take from this quote is something I tell them every

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Student Work

Lots of awesome artworks from the past couple of weeks.  

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Student Work

Lots of awesome artworks from the past couple of weeks.  

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Colleen & Michelle

I keep changing the publish date every time I update this collection of works. I don’t only teach kids. I have a couple of awesome students who come on Wednesday mornings.  Here are their first works.  You’ll enjoy seeing their

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Colleen & Michelle

I keep changing the publish date every time I update this collection of works. I don’t only teach kids. I have a couple of awesome students who come on Wednesday mornings.  Here are their first works.  You’ll enjoy seeing their

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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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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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