Our less than perfect Christmas

Hi Friends, Parents, Students – Hope you are all enjoying this season with your families and loved ones.  We had a “less than perfect” which ended up being the “best ever”  Christmas this year. I tend to suffer from perfectionism (I know a few of you out there do to).  This year’s Christmas took meContinue reading “Our less than perfect Christmas”

Glass Fused Mirrors

  The older elementary art students made Glass Fused Mirrors as their last project of the year. Working with glass is always fun and a bit challenging.  We started by going over the basic of how glass fusion works and some safety rules: Glass Cutting Cut on smooth side. First cut is a score lineContinue reading “Glass Fused Mirrors”

Elementary Ceramic Clocks

Now that Christmas is over, I can share the gifts we made this year.  I grew up with the idea of making Christmas gifts for the ones you love.  My Grandma was a sweet mid-western farm wife and every Christmas I could count on getting knitted hand clothes.  My memories of Christmas and those handContinue reading “Elementary Ceramic Clocks”

Encapsulated – New Oil Painting

I have continued to work on my Emerged series.  This painting has been completed for a while, and so has the chapter I am about to share, but the complete story is still in the works.  And I am not sure if the week before Christmas is great timing, but I also think that IContinue reading “Encapsulated – New Oil Painting”

Teen Value Ornaments

This week the teens learned about value and made value driven ornaments. Value Lesson Value: Value is the amount of light reflected from the surface. Value creates depth in a picture making the object look 3 D. We started by sketching a basic sphere and a five-value scale.  We talked about the different kinds ofContinue reading “Teen Value Ornaments”

Value Paintings and Polar Bears

We had fun creating winter value landscape paintings and drawing polar bears in the Tuesday Elementary Class this week. In the process, we learned about value. Value creates depth in a picture making the object look 3 D.   We looked at photos of the moon at night and saw how the circle around the moon isContinue reading “Value Paintings and Polar Bears”