student work

Scotty’s Summer

Scotty’s making acrylic paintings this summer. He’s learning from his favorite masters, and cutting loose with the paint. I’ll be updating this as Scotty makes more paintings each week. First week he started his Cezanne piece, and also went crazy

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Scotty’s Summer

Scotty’s making acrylic paintings this summer. He’s learning from his favorite masters, and cutting loose with the paint. I’ll be updating this as Scotty makes more paintings each week. First week he started his Cezanne piece, and also went crazy

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Recent Works

Fall after school classes have started at the Top. I still have space in Wednesday and Thursday classes. Get more information, class descriptions and pricing here. What better way to start off the school year than with apples

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Recent Works

Fall after school classes have started at the Top. I still have space in Wednesday and Thursday classes. Get more information, class descriptions and pricing here. What better way to start off the school year than with apples

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Art Smorgasbord

Kids had a blast experimenting with different mediums: clay, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paints. They’re often happy to return to pastel painting. The first day we made stuff with sculpt-it air dry clay. The biggest lesson everyone seems to come

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Art Smorgasbord

Kids had a blast experimenting with different mediums: clay, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paints. They’re often happy to return to pastel painting. The first day we made stuff with sculpt-it air dry clay. The biggest lesson everyone seems to come

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Week 4 – Art Smorgasbord

Three sibs and two cousins this week for Watercolor, Pastels, and Acrylic Painting. Great job, kids! Day 1 Watercolor          Day 2 Pastel Day 3, Acrylic

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Week 4 – Art Smorgasbord

Three sibs and two cousins this week for Watercolor, Pastels, and Acrylic Painting. Great job, kids! Day 1 Watercolor          Day 2 Pastel Day 3, Acrylic

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Week 3 – Down & Dirty

I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer morning than making art with kids! A couple cousins and their friend got down & dirty with pastels last week. And they’re back this week for a mini Art

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Week 3 – Down & Dirty

I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer morning than making art with kids! A couple cousins and their friend got down & dirty with pastels last week. And they’re back this week for a mini Art

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Week 2 – Art Smorgasbord

This week was Art Smorgasbord with a fun group of cousins and friends. Day 1 we did air dry clay (always a disappointment) :-). Day 2 Watercolor; Day 3 Pastel; Day 4 paint the clay and Acrylic painting.      

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Week 2 – Art Smorgasbord

This week was Art Smorgasbord with a fun group of cousins and friends. Day 1 we did air dry clay (always a disappointment) :-). Day 2 Watercolor; Day 3 Pastel; Day 4 paint the clay and Acrylic painting.      

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Summer Week 1

Week 1, we had Backyard Naturalist. Got rained out a couple of days, but did lots of great art in spite of the weather. Since it was so wet, we made some watercolor paintings in addition to our nature journals.

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Summer Week 1

Week 1, we had Backyard Naturalist. Got rained out a couple of days, but did lots of great art in spite of the weather. Since it was so wet, we made some watercolor paintings in addition to our nature journals.

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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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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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