Back at it

I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing vacation. Please check the schedule carefuly,l and let me know if I need to make changes. These next few weeks we’ll be working with faces – proportions, expressions, strategies for getting a

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Back at it

I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing vacation. Please check the schedule carefuly,l and let me know if I need to make changes. These next few weeks we’ll be working with faces – proportions, expressions, strategies for getting a

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Tropical Dreams

In the darkest month we go tropical. We listen to Calypso and Reggae music while we make some hot painting. We had a few new kids this week, so incorporated the good old Orange Lesson into the tropical theme. I

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Tropical Dreams

In the darkest month we go tropical. We listen to Calypso and Reggae music while we make some hot painting. We had a few new kids this week, so incorporated the good old Orange Lesson into the tropical theme. I

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Weekly Schedule

As we surrender to winter’s clutches it’s time for TROPICAL WEEK! This week we’ll be doing tropical art, palm trees and turquoise waters, pineapples and such, maybe even an alligator. If anyone has a tropical scene they’ve been wanting to

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Weekly Schedule

As we surrender to winter’s clutches it’s time for TROPICAL WEEK! This week we’ll be doing tropical art, palm trees and turquoise waters, pineapples and such, maybe even an alligator. If anyone has a tropical scene they’ve been wanting to

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Beautiful Birds

I love to teach the masters, as we have so much to learn from them.  Mike Beeman is one of my very favorite contemporary masters. With his impressive artistry and economy of stroke, he helps me so much in my teaching.  I can use

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Beautiful Birds

I love to teach the masters, as we have so much to learn from them.  Mike Beeman is one of my very favorite contemporary masters. With his impressive artistry and economy of stroke, he helps me so much in my teaching.  I can use

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Class Schedules

Updated since email FEB VACATION – I’ll do classes 2:00-4:00 Tues, Wed, and/or Thurs IF I have 4 students committed. We’ll change things up with watercolor and acrylic. I’ll need to know ahead of time so I can make sure I

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Class Schedules

Updated since email FEB VACATION – I’ll do classes 2:00-4:00 Tues, Wed, and/or Thurs IF I have 4 students committed. We’ll change things up with watercolor and acrylic. I’ll need to know ahead of time so I can make sure I

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Still Life

Drawing from life is the single most important thing for developing artistic skills. That’s why we do it all the time at the Top of the World. Here are this week’s gorgeous still life paintings.  

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Still Life

Drawing from life is the single most important thing for developing artistic skills. That’s why we do it all the time at the Top of the World. Here are this week’s gorgeous still life paintings.  

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Class Schedule

Can’t believe it’s almost February. This week we’ll be doing still life – drawing what we see is the most important skill of being an artist. Encourage your kids to draw the simple things they see every day. Correct me

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Class Schedule

Can’t believe it’s almost February. This week we’ll be doing still life – drawing what we see is the most important skill of being an artist. Encourage your kids to draw the simple things they see every day. Correct me

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Free Draw

After we’ve finished a “unit” of hard work, such as the figure work we did for a few weeks, the kids have a “free draw” week where they can paint anything they want. Here’s this week’s free draw.

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Free Draw

After we’ve finished a “unit” of hard work, such as the figure work we did for a few weeks, the kids have a “free draw” week where they can paint anything they want. Here’s this week’s free draw.

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Super Heros!

Kids used all of the stuff they learned over the past few weeks about figures to create their own super hero action figures. First they had to define their super power and develop their character, then they made their paintings.

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Super Heros!

Kids used all of the stuff they learned over the past few weeks about figures to create their own super hero action figures. First they had to define their super power and develop their character, then they made their paintings.

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Weekly Schedule

Last week kids did a great job with the super hero figure work. We’ll be doing full self portraits sometime soon, so they can reinforce all of the figure stuff they’ve been learning. Please check the schedule and correct me

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Weekly Schedule

Last week kids did a great job with the super hero figure work. We’ll be doing full self portraits sometime soon, so they can reinforce all of the figure stuff they’ve been learning. Please check the schedule and correct me

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