Posts Tagged 'Top of the World'

Masks and Bones

October is a busy month at the Top. We made masks with a new kind of paper maché since newspaper is so hard to find these days. Art with a purpose, like mask-making, is very satisfying as we experiment with materials and

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Masks and Bones

October is a busy month at the Top. We made masks with a new kind of paper maché since newspaper is so hard to find these days. Art with a purpose, like mask-making, is very satisfying as we experiment with materials and

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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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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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Hot Summer Art!

We had a great first summer session. Managed to get the kids outside to paint en plein air.  Weeks 3 and 4 are still open, so times and days are flexible if any group wants to do a session of three

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Hot Summer Art!

We had a great first summer session. Managed to get the kids outside to paint en plein air.  Weeks 3 and 4 are still open, so times and days are flexible if any group wants to do a session of three

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Summer Art!

Summer’s here, and I’m getting ready for the sessions, gathering up ideas and materials, taking some time to clean and organize the studio. I hope everyone has a safe and pleasant holiday.  Enjoy thse wonderful artworks, and scroll down for

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Summer Art!

Summer’s here, and I’m getting ready for the sessions, gathering up ideas and materials, taking some time to clean and organize the studio. I hope everyone has a safe and pleasant holiday.  Enjoy thse wonderful artworks, and scroll down for

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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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Congratulations!

This year a bunch of Top of the World alumni graduated from high school. Congrats to Emma Buckley, Ainsley Cronin, Noelle Schneider, Kathryn Spiegel, Chelsea Wennerberg, Brian Carman, and Sophia Piech, all wonderful talented, creative people who will continue to shine

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Congratulations!

This year a bunch of Top of the World alumni graduated from high school. Congrats to Emma Buckley, Ainsley Cronin, Noelle Schneider, Kathryn Spiegel, Chelsea Wennerberg, Brian Carman, and Sophia Piech, all wonderful talented, creative people who will continue to shine

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Learning from the Masters

We’re looking at masterworks and learning from the painters who painted them. Since we weathered the pandemic, and the kids had so little freedom last year, I’ve loosened up with the curriculum and am letting the students make more decisions about

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Learning from the Masters

We’re looking at masterworks and learning from the painters who painted them. Since we weathered the pandemic, and the kids had so little freedom last year, I’ve loosened up with the curriculum and am letting the students make more decisions about

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MayFlowers

Within the next few days I should have the tentative summer schedule that will begin the week of July 12. I say tentative because I am willing to modify it to better serve families. As long as others haven’t yet committed to

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MayFlowers

Within the next few days I should have the tentative summer schedule that will begin the week of July 12. I say tentative because I am willing to modify it to better serve families. As long as others haven’t yet committed to

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