Posts Tagged 'Top of the World'

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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Facing Facts

Our brains tend to make big deals out of very small things – like facial features. For the next few weeks we’ll be working on our self portraits. This week we used a grid to practice getting things to scale.  Young

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Facing Facts

Our brains tend to make big deals out of very small things – like facial features. For the next few weeks we’ll be working on our self portraits. This week we used a grid to practice getting things to scale.  Young

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Springtime at the Top!

The last big academic challenge we do during the school year is creating self portraits. To get the kids ready, last week we all did the same face, a portrait at 45 degrees rather than straight on, which is how we’re

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Springtime at the Top!

The last big academic challenge we do during the school year is creating self portraits. To get the kids ready, last week we all did the same face, a portrait at 45 degrees rather than straight on, which is how we’re

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Spring is in the air!

The kids did a really good job with hands and feet, and now, on to faces. The covid stopped us in our tracks last March, and everyone has grown so much, we’re starting fresh. This is one of the biggest

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Spring is in the air!

The kids did a really good job with hands and feet, and now, on to faces. The covid stopped us in our tracks last March, and everyone has grown so much, we’re starting fresh. This is one of the biggest

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#inthistogether

A big Thank You to all of the students who have contributed to the In This Together community art project to honor our local frontline workers and healthcare teams. The kids wrote their messages of thanks on the back, and

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#inthistogether

A big Thank You to all of the students who have contributed to the In This Together community art project to honor our local frontline workers and healthcare teams. The kids wrote their messages of thanks on the back, and

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Winter Art

I hope everyone had a nice February break, and enjoyed the snow.  After several weeks of acrylic painting, we’ll get back to the pastel curriculum and focus on hands, feet, figures, and faces. We were in the middle of the annual

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Winter Art

I hope everyone had a nice February break, and enjoyed the snow.  After several weeks of acrylic painting, we’ll get back to the pastel curriculum and focus on hands, feet, figures, and faces. We were in the middle of the annual

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Weekly Update

I’m giving the kids homework, and I hope they remember to do it every day: At least once a day think of 5 things you are grateful for, and when you go to bed at night, ask yourself what was

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Weekly Update

I’m giving the kids homework, and I hope they remember to do it every day: At least once a day think of 5 things you are grateful for, and when you go to bed at night, ask yourself what was

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Trying new things

It’s always good to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. Pastel is my chosen medium for many reasons, and it’s especially my favorite medium to teach fine art with because it is so forgiving and hardy

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Trying new things

It’s always good to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. Pastel is my chosen medium for many reasons, and it’s especially my favorite medium to teach fine art with because it is so forgiving and hardy

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Weekly Update

Learning to draw bodies isn’t just about proportions, we pay special attention to foreshortening, negative space, and gesture. Enjoy these awesome artworks, and scroll down for the class schedule.             THIS WEEK Tues, Jan 19, 4-5:30 Down &

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Weekly Update

Learning to draw bodies isn’t just about proportions, we pay special attention to foreshortening, negative space, and gesture. Enjoy these awesome artworks, and scroll down for the class schedule.             THIS WEEK Tues, Jan 19, 4-5:30 Down &

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Go figure

Art truly does help us find balance and calm in a world of sickness and insanity. We often find our voice in the simplest creative expression. I feel so lucky that we have this safe place to create exciting joy, peace, and

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Go figure

Art truly does help us find balance and calm in a world of sickness and insanity. We often find our voice in the simplest creative expression. I feel so lucky that we have this safe place to create exciting joy, peace, and

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