Posts Tagged 'student work'

Landscape Lessons – Any Medium

Last week’s classic cartoon characters were lots of fun. Copying cartoon characters is a good skill-building exercise, and it’s very meditative. The landscape works we are using this week lend themselves well to pastel, acrylic paint, oil pastel, watercolor, or

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Landscape Lessons – Any Medium

Last week’s classic cartoon characters were lots of fun. Copying cartoon characters is a good skill-building exercise, and it’s very meditative. The landscape works we are using this week lend themselves well to pastel, acrylic paint, oil pastel, watercolor, or

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Springtime Zoom Art

These zoom classes are always evolving, and I want to keep them fresh. If the majority of students want to do another medium like watercolor or ink, and everyone has the materials, we can switch over. For now almost everyone

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Springtime Zoom Art

These zoom classes are always evolving, and I want to keep them fresh. If the majority of students want to do another medium like watercolor or ink, and everyone has the materials, we can switch over. For now almost everyone

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Wild Art & Zoom Schedule

I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.  Makes me want to get out and do some plein air painting! This week we’ll be creating Mothers’ Day gift possibilities with paintings of moms and babies. If anyone has

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Wild Art & Zoom Schedule

I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.  Makes me want to get out and do some plein air painting! This week we’ll be creating Mothers’ Day gift possibilities with paintings of moms and babies. If anyone has

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New Time! – Zoom Schedule & Reference

We learned a lot last week about having successful Zoom classes. After being shut down at 40 minutes on Thursday, I got a paid account so classes can go a decent amount of time, and are now scheduled for 3:30

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New Time! – Zoom Schedule & Reference

We learned a lot last week about having successful Zoom classes. After being shut down at 40 minutes on Thursday, I got a paid account so classes can go a decent amount of time, and are now scheduled for 3:30

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Flattening the Curve

We are diligently keeping our social distance as we all should. There will be NO CLASSES at the Top for the next three weeks . I just heard Governor Baker has closed all schools for the next 3 weeks. We hope to resume the week

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Flattening the Curve

We are diligently keeping our social distance as we all should. There will be NO CLASSES at the Top for the next three weeks . I just heard Governor Baker has closed all schools for the next 3 weeks. We hope to resume the week

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Exciting Art News

ART CONTEST: 2020 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest Students are welcome to create artwork for this contest both in art class and at home. Because we have to send the original artwork, students can use other mediums like pen and ink or watercolor. Entries must

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Exciting Art News

ART CONTEST: 2020 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest Students are welcome to create artwork for this contest both in art class and at home. Because we have to send the original artwork, students can use other mediums like pen and ink or watercolor. Entries must

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WEEKLY UPDATE

YES, we have classes tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, even though there’s no school.  We will be taking pictures for our annual self-portrait challenge and continuing to work on portrait techniques. We have a date for our 12th ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW

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WEEKLY UPDATE

YES, we have classes tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, even though there’s no school.  We will be taking pictures for our annual self-portrait challenge and continuing to work on portrait techniques. We have a date for our 12th ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW

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Weekly Update

The students did a great job with the perspective lessons. Now, on to figures and faces. Dig these awesome artworks, and scroll down for the CLASS SCHEDULE CLASS SCHEDULE If you are on the list, I expect that you are coming,

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Weekly Update

The students did a great job with the perspective lessons. Now, on to figures and faces. Dig these awesome artworks, and scroll down for the CLASS SCHEDULE CLASS SCHEDULE If you are on the list, I expect that you are coming,

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Perspective Plus!

Last week we paid attention to one-point perspective. It’s an important lesson to remember about how the horizon and vanishing point impact a composition, and keeping things like buildings, trees, windows and doors logical sizes, and parallel with the page edges.

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Perspective Plus!

Last week we paid attention to one-point perspective. It’s an important lesson to remember about how the horizon and vanishing point impact a composition, and keeping things like buildings, trees, windows and doors logical sizes, and parallel with the page edges.

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Mastering

Over the past few weeks we’ve been learning from masters like Franz Marc, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Isaac Levitan, Paul Cezanne, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Katsushika Hokusai, Pablo Picasso, and Georgia O’Keefe.  We could study the masters

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Mastering

Over the past few weeks we’ve been learning from masters like Franz Marc, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Isaac Levitan, Paul Cezanne, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Katsushika Hokusai, Pablo Picasso, and Georgia O’Keefe.  We could study the masters

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