Auction Items

This year we’re supporting Black Feather Horse Rescue with our auction proceeds. With hay bales at around $6 a bale, we’ll see how many bales we can buy. Bid high and bid often on May 19 at Bramhall’s Counter Store from

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Auction Items

This year we’re supporting Black Feather Horse Rescue with our auction proceeds. With hay bales at around $6 a bale, we’ll see how many bales we can buy. Bid high and bid often on May 19 at Bramhall’s Counter Store from

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Weekly Update

Getting ready for the big show. See show update below under schedule. Last week we did auction items, and now have 21 awesome paintings to auction off for Black Feather Horse Rescue. I still have to make mine! In years

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Weekly Update

Getting ready for the big show. See show update below under schedule. Last week we did auction items, and now have 21 awesome paintings to auction off for Black Feather Horse Rescue. I still have to make mine! In years

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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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Weekly Update

The self portraits are great, and everyone learned so much! Fauve paintings this week, Wild Beasts using crazy colors to understand and enhance values. Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Student Exhibit & Auction, opening May 19, 5-7:00. We’re

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Weekly Update

The self portraits are great, and everyone learned so much! Fauve paintings this week, Wild Beasts using crazy colors to understand and enhance values. Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Student Exhibit & Auction, opening May 19, 5-7:00. We’re

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Weekly Schedules

Most kids have finished their elf portraits. This is the hardest and best bunch of lessons all year. Now on to more fun stuff. Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Student Exhibit & Auction, opening May 19, 5-7:00. We’re

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Weekly Schedules

Most kids have finished their elf portraits. This is the hardest and best bunch of lessons all year. Now on to more fun stuff. Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Student Exhibit & Auction, opening May 19, 5-7:00. We’re

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9th ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT & AUCTION

We’re getting ready for our annual show and charity auction Opening on May 19, 5-7:00 at Bramhall’s Country Store. This year our auction will feature horse paintings to benefit Black Feather Horse Rescue program http://www.blackfeatherhorserescue.org. I am compiling the list

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9th ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT & AUCTION

We’re getting ready for our annual show and charity auction Opening on May 19, 5-7:00 at Bramhall’s Country Store. This year our auction will feature horse paintings to benefit Black Feather Horse Rescue program http://www.blackfeatherhorserescue.org. I am compiling the list

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Weekly Schedules

We’ll be continuing on with the self portraits this week. It’s one of the most difficult tasks, and greatest learning opportunities – which is why we do it every year. Getting a likeness is really hard, so we’ll use every

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Weekly Schedules

We’ll be continuing on with the self portraits this week. It’s one of the most difficult tasks, and greatest learning opportunities – which is why we do it every year. Getting a likeness is really hard, so we’ll use every

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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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