Posts Tagged 'Top of the World'

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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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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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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