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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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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

The fall offers so many beautiful landscape opportunities with the brilliant trees and bogs.  As we move toward the holiday season there is no end to the creative possibilities. Enjoy these gorgeous bogs, and scroll down for the class schedule.

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Weekly Update

The fall offers so many beautiful landscape opportunities with the brilliant trees and bogs.  As we move toward the holiday season there is no end to the creative possibilities. Enjoy these gorgeous bogs, and scroll down for the class schedule.

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Arrested Development

Late hybrid school openings and the pandemic have thrown a monkey wrench into educational operations here at the Top.  So far only two kids have committed to after school classes, one for Tuesdays and one for Thursdays, so I’m postponing in-person

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Arrested Development

Late hybrid school openings and the pandemic have thrown a monkey wrench into educational operations here at the Top.  So far only two kids have committed to after school classes, one for Tuesdays and one for Thursdays, so I’m postponing in-person

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Fall Schedule

Our summer Art Smorgasbord sessions were awesome. We’ll be playing it by ear as we see how the school schedules evolve. I’m posting a tentative schedule below. First come, first serve. Also one zoom class a week. Enjoy these smorgasbord

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Fall Schedule

Our summer Art Smorgasbord sessions were awesome. We’ll be playing it by ear as we see how the school schedules evolve. I’m posting a tentative schedule below. First come, first serve. Also one zoom class a week. Enjoy these smorgasbord

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Weekly Update

I am happy to report that our smart and safe Covid Creative Summer Sessions continue to be successful, comfortable, and good practice of mask-wearing, mindful distancing, and sanitizing for when school starts.  If anyone has a family/friends bubble group that wants

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Weekly Update

I am happy to report that our smart and safe Covid Creative Summer Sessions continue to be successful, comfortable, and good practice of mask-wearing, mindful distancing, and sanitizing for when school starts.  If anyone has a family/friends bubble group that wants

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Summer at the Top

RIP Fish 2007 – 2020 This year we would have had our 13th Annual Student Show, but the pandemic has changed everything. Remembering our very first show at PACTV, some of the works were of our goldfish who posed for

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Summer at the Top

RIP Fish 2007 – 2020 This year we would have had our 13th Annual Student Show, but the pandemic has changed everything. Remembering our very first show at PACTV, some of the works were of our goldfish who posed for

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Happy Birthday to me! Zoom classes

Because I don’t know if we’ll ever get to do our auction to benefit OPAK – Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, I’m holding a little fundraiser for June 17th, my 68th birthday! I never thought I’d get this old, and I

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Happy Birthday to me! Zoom classes

Because I don’t know if we’ll ever get to do our auction to benefit OPAK – Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, I’m holding a little fundraiser for June 17th, my 68th birthday! I never thought I’d get this old, and I

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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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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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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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