Last Week of Encaustics

We were busy with encaustics in our Adult and Middle/High School Classes this week.   As a reminder, The Studio will be closed Oct 26th to November 8th.  We will reopen with all classes the weeks of November 9th and the 16th.  Thanksgiving is the week of November 23rd. We will have class on TuesdayContinue reading “Last Week of Encaustics”

Finishing our Henri Rousseau Watercolor Paintings

We finished our Henri Rousseau-styled jungle paintings in the Elementary Art Classes this week.  The students worked so hard and did such a great job.  While adding color, we reviewed warm and cool colors again and we talked about complimentary colors.  We made the gray for the elephant by mixing the complimentary colors of yellowContinue reading “Finishing our Henri Rousseau Watercolor Paintings”

Henri Rousseau’s Jungle – Elementary Classes

We are learning about the artist Henri Rousseau at Picket Fence Art this week. In addition to being introduced to a new artist, we talked about how to use lines to create tone in a drawing, warm and cool colors and composition. Hatching, cross hatching, and other line techniques: Line can be used to applyContinue reading “Henri Rousseau’s Jungle – Elementary Classes”

Zentangle Hands – Middle School Art Class

In our Middle School class we learned about Line Technique to create 3 D dimension and texture. We started the lesson by giving each student a sketchbook. We looked at examples of sketchbooks and how they can be used (although there are no rules!). Each week we will take a few minutes to copy whatContinue reading “Zentangle Hands – Middle School Art Class”

Andy Warhol Pop Art – Wednesday Elementary Class

We learned about Pop Art in our Elementary Art Class on Wednesday. We started the class by talking about Pop Art and Andy Warhol’s famous prints. Pop artists celebrated commonplace objects and people of everyday life, in this way seeking to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art Andy Warhol was drawn toContinue reading “Andy Warhol Pop Art – Wednesday Elementary Class”

Elementary Art on Tuesdays – Chihuly Bowls

We kicked off our first week of art classes at Picket Fence Art Studio with the Tuesday Elementary Art Class. We learned about Seattle’s very own Dale Chihuly. We talked about how Seattle has several glass artist including Mr. Chihuly. He was born in Tacoma and studied at UW and cofounded the Pilchuck School ofContinue reading “Elementary Art on Tuesdays – Chihuly Bowls”