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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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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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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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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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