After spending the last few weeks painting, we moved into making some 3 D art. We started by looking at sculptures of the human figure. Alberto Giacometti and George Segal: I introduced the students to Alberto Giacometti, Swiss Sculptor and Painter. Although he was a painter as well, Giacometti is most renowned for his expressive… Read More
As part of our Acrylic Painting series, the Teens painted fruit still life paintings. Here is a peek at their work. We warmed up by doing some exercises with brush strokes, surrounding color and layering of colors. They picked the fruit they wanted to paint and the background colors. We talked about using complimentary colors… Read More
It may be raining outside, but it has been snowing in The Studio. After working so hard on the Sunflower Paintings, I wanted to start the year with a fun project that introduced some new art concepts. Last week, the elementary art students finished their mixed media winter scenes. The students enjoyed the creativity involved… Read More
We have been painting with Acrylic Paints in our Adult Class. Catherine’s Lemon Acrylics are water-based so they can be cleaned and thinned with water. They are also non-toxic and non-smelly which makes them attractive for the eco- or health-conscious. We started with the basics talking about grounds, Gesso, paint brands, mediums, palettes and paint… Read More
Acrylic paintings of Sunflowers by the Teen Art class. Read More
We are adding a new Teen Art Class on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm that is open to students in 6th – 9th grade. Classes will consist of fine art instruction with exploration of diverse mediums while learning basic art concepts such as drawing, shading, color mixing and composition. Our high quality… Read More
Welcome to the New Year! Now that Christmas is over, I am hoping I can share a sampling of our ceramic clocks. I hope you enjoyed receiving them as much as we enjoyed making them.