Skoolz Out!

Thanks to everyone who donated to my birthday fundraiser. We raised close to $400 to help keep Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids running during these tough times. Thank you!

As the weather has gotten nicer, attendance has been waning. Our traditional schedule follows the school calendar, and after our last day of school, I’d stop classes for a few weeks, so everyone could get into the summer groove.  So this week, we’ll just have one zoom class on Wednesday. And then I am taking a few weeks off, and during that time plan for some in-studio sessions. My entire yard and driveway are torn up, so we’ll have sessions in the airy studio with the skylights and windows open, masks on, and hands sanitized and washed. Classes will be limited to 4 kids at the table for extra distance.  Current students whose classes were disrupted get priority.
I’m also thinking about some plein air painting at nearby locations. Because of the pandemic, students would need to bring their own materials and get dropped off and picked up at the location. So, if you are interested in this, let me know, and I’ll give you a plein air equipment and materials list to prepare.

Tentative schedule will look something like this:
July 20, 21, 22 – 10:00-noon, Art Smorgasbord with face mask design & fabric painting (I got some blank masks), acrylic, watercolor, pastel (three 2-hour classes $120) Limit 4 students per class.
Because some may still feel uncomfortable attending live class, and I gained some awesome zoom students from far away, I’ll schedule one afternoon zoom class per week, too.

Enjoy these fauve works from last week, and scroll down for the Zoom link and reference, and a cool diversity art competition opportunity. Nobody sent Thursday’s work. 🙁


Zoom34, Wednesday, June 24, 3:30-5:00  ID: 893 8722 3006 Password: 510459


Zoom 34 – Still life with bananas and grapes

Diversity Art Challenge – for visual art, music, writing or videos –  submissions due August 31. Get kids thinking about diversity and inclusion in our society.


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