Posts Tagged 'pastel painting'

Falling into Art

Our skeleton Bones Jones bit the dust down cellar, so I have replaced him with his rich uncle Bones McJones, an anatomically correct professional skeleton with all 206 bones in the right places. RIP Bones, you served us well over

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Falling into Art

Our skeleton Bones Jones bit the dust down cellar, so I have replaced him with his rich uncle Bones McJones, an anatomically correct professional skeleton with all 206 bones in the right places. RIP Bones, you served us well over

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Variations on a Theme

I found this great tricycle at an antique store down the street, and saw it as a perfect educational opportunity. Drawing and painting this trike offers a myriad of lessons in foreshortening, perspective, proportion, values, shapes & angles, and so much more!

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Variations on a Theme

I found this great tricycle at an antique store down the street, and saw it as a perfect educational opportunity. Drawing and painting this trike offers a myriad of lessons in foreshortening, perspective, proportion, values, shapes & angles, and so much more!

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Still Summer

We’ve had so much fun doing Art Smorgasbord. This is the last week, and then everyone can focus on getting back into the swing of things for school.  The after school classes will probably resume on September 14.  Meanwhile, dig

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Still Summer

We’ve had so much fun doing Art Smorgasbord. This is the last week, and then everyone can focus on getting back into the swing of things for school.  The after school classes will probably resume on September 14.  Meanwhile, dig

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Skoolz out!

Yay for summer!  You can always check the most recent blog post for the latest updates on the summer schedule. So far weeks 1, 2, and 6 and likely 5 are happening. I hope all of the dads out there had

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Skoolz out!

Yay for summer!  You can always check the most recent blog post for the latest updates on the summer schedule. So far weeks 1, 2, and 6 and likely 5 are happening. I hope all of the dads out there had

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Art News

We’ve been going crazy with the landscaping around here, so soon we’ll have lots of subjects for plein air painting in the yard. Also working on the summer schedule of Art Smorgasbord sessions. Enjoy these beautiful pastel (and one acrylic)

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Art News

We’ve been going crazy with the landscaping around here, so soon we’ll have lots of subjects for plein air painting in the yard. Also working on the summer schedule of Art Smorgasbord sessions. Enjoy these beautiful pastel (and one acrylic)

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Weekly Update

Thursday kids had a lesson in perspective, something I try to include in the curriculum each year.  Advanced kids have been stepping outside of their comfort zones with different mediums and creative challenges. I’ll be posting a tentative summer schedule

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Weekly Update

Thursday kids had a lesson in perspective, something I try to include in the curriculum each year.  Advanced kids have been stepping outside of their comfort zones with different mediums and creative challenges. I’ll be posting a tentative summer schedule

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Merry Month of May

I hope everyone had a nice mothers’ day.  I certainly did, and now I have lots of trees and shrubs and roses and such to put in the ground here at the Top. I am upping the maximum number of

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Merry Month of May

I hope everyone had a nice mothers’ day.  I certainly did, and now I have lots of trees and shrubs and roses and such to put in the ground here at the Top. I am upping the maximum number of

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Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon

One of the great pleasures I have in my life is watching these awesome kids grow as both artists and humans.  They grow – I grow, and it is truly my honor and privilege to teach these kids.  Emma’s first

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Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon

One of the great pleasures I have in my life is watching these awesome kids grow as both artists and humans.  They grow – I grow, and it is truly my honor and privilege to teach these kids.  Emma’s first

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Art Update

I hope everyone enjoyed the April break. Only four more kids need to finish their selfies. While that happens, the other artists can enjoy Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon – a fancy way of saying I’ll help them create whatever art they

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Art Update

I hope everyone enjoyed the April break. Only four more kids need to finish their selfies. While that happens, the other artists can enjoy Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon – a fancy way of saying I’ll help them create whatever art they

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More Selfies & April Vaca

The artists have been doing a great job with the selfies. Kids who have finished theirs are enjoying Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon doing whatever they want. So, if there is something your artist has been wanting to do,

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More Selfies & April Vaca

The artists have been doing a great job with the selfies. Kids who have finished theirs are enjoying Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon doing whatever they want. So, if there is something your artist has been wanting to do,

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