Elementary Art Figurines

Our Elementary Art Classes completed their figurine projects. Read this post for all of the details regarding this project. It was very messy and also very fun. I think the students really enjoyed it and their creations are amazing. Each student wrote an artist statement regarding his or her work. The statements are as preciousContinue reading “Elementary Art Figurines”


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 expressiveContinue reading “Figurines”

Adult Ceramics – Final Touch on the Clocks

It was another very creative week at Picket Fence Art.  In the adult class we added the final touches to the Ceramic Clocks. We have had so much fun with ceramics the past few weeks that we decided to upgrade the kiln.  An early Christmas present arrived for me on Friday! We love working withContinue reading “Adult Ceramics – Final Touch on the Clocks”

Ceramic Painting

The Elves were busy this week at Picket Fence Art Studio putting the final touches on their ceramics projects! Sorry – no photos of the kids classes this week!   We talked about Color Theory and mixing colors while we painted our projects.   We were busy painting our ceramics in the Adult Class asContinue reading “Ceramic Painting”

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”