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 Tuesday… Read More
After finishing our Henri Rousseau paintings, we cut loose and did some fall leaf prints! We had fun gathering leaves in the yard and getting our fingers dirty!
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 yellow… Read More
We had a great first few weeks at Picket Fence Art. Sorry to be leaving you-all when we are off to such a great start but I planned this vacation before I knew I’d be opening Picket Fence Art. As a reminder, The Studio will be closed Oct 26th to November 8th. We will reopen… Read More
We are learning new encaustic techniques each week in the Adult Class. We have one more of week of playing in the wax. Join our email list to be notified of future encaustic classes.
Our Middle and High School class dug into encaustics on Wednesday evening. The creativity was flowing. What we Made: What we Learned: Encaustic painting is one of the world’s oldest art forms! The earliest applications of encaustic wax paint were done by the artists of Ancient Greece – hence the Greek word “enkaustikos” meaning… Read More
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 apply… Read More
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 what… Read More
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 to… Read More
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 of… Read More