Posts Tagged 'art for kids'

Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon

One of the great pleasures I have in my life is watching these awesome kids grow as both artists and humans.  They grow – I grow, and it is truly my honor and privilege to teach these kids.  Emma’s first

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Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon

One of the great pleasures I have in my life is watching these awesome kids grow as both artists and humans.  They grow – I grow, and it is truly my honor and privilege to teach these kids.  Emma’s first

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Art Update

I hope everyone enjoyed the April break. Only four more kids need to finish their selfies. While that happens, the other artists can enjoy Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon – a fancy way of saying I’ll help them create whatever art they

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Art Update

I hope everyone enjoyed the April break. Only four more kids need to finish their selfies. While that happens, the other artists can enjoy Post Portrait Free Draw Art Salon – a fancy way of saying I’ll help them create whatever art they

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Weekly Update

Happy celebration of Rebirth! The kids are toiling away at their self-portraits, and once we get them done to my satisfaction, we’ll be doing some free draw where kids can do whatever they want within reason. But they can’t rush

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Weekly Update

Happy celebration of Rebirth! The kids are toiling away at their self-portraits, and once we get them done to my satisfaction, we’ll be doing some free draw where kids can do whatever they want within reason. But they can’t rush

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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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#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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Vacation

Happy Valentine’s Day and February vacation! I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing, safe and healthy week. If anyone complains about being bored, tell them to contour draw the first three things they see.  Enjoy these wonderful works, and see

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Vacation

Happy Valentine’s Day and February vacation! I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing, safe and healthy week. If anyone complains about being bored, tell them to contour draw the first three things they see.  Enjoy these wonderful works, and see

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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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Drawing and painting from life is the absolute best way to grow as an artist. I encourage the students to do some contour drawing and drawing from life every day. The more you draw, the better you get.  The more

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Drawing and painting from life is the absolute best way to grow as an artist. I encourage the students to do some contour drawing and drawing from life every day. The more you draw, the better you get.  The more

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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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