How To: Colorful Animal Collages

What a crazy few weeks it has been at the studio! We successfully had our first two camps and they were so much fun. The elementary students explored color through different mediums and our teens practiced their drawing and painting skills. We will be posting about different projects from camp throughout the summer, starting withContinue reading “How To: Colorful Animal Collages”

Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flowers

This past week the elementary art students have been finishing up their Georgia O’Keeffe Flower paintings. I was feeling inspired by all of the greenery and flowers around the studio and wanted to use this inspiration in the art project for the week. When the students arrived for class we learned a little bit aboutContinue reading “Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flowers”

Slab Built Ceramic Heart Boxes

February’s theme was hearts and clay at PFA Studio.  The Wednesday Elementary Art class made slab built ceramic heart boxes. First we learned about clay and using the slab roller.  We used my Shimpo Slab Roller that I absolutely love! Then everyone rolled out their own slabs. Cut the top and bottoms of the ceramicsContinue reading “Slab Built Ceramic Heart Boxes”

Olympic Tributes

The youngest elementary art students completed some mixed media tributes to the 2018 Olympics. The figures were designed after the Olympic Pictograms. They were harder to assemble than you might think – requiring measuring and placement of body parts. We also learned a little about the Olympics. And as always, had a lot of fun.

Acrylic Ice Cream Cone Paintings

I think my students are picking up on my love of colors. I may have said this once, or a hundred times, but most importantly I want my students to have fun and positive experiences while they explore art. But, I used to be a lawyer, and that Type A side of me is alwaysContinue reading “Acrylic Ice Cream Cone Paintings”

Elementary Abstract Landscape Watercolors

All age groups have been studying perspective and learning about watercolor this month.  The youngest elementary art students applied their new knowledge and skills to complete Abstract Landscape Watercolors. We started by looking at the work of Ted Harrison.  He is a Canadian artist who created beautiful colorful abstract landscape of the Yukon Territory.  FollowContinue reading “Elementary Abstract Landscape Watercolors”

Elementary Art Watercolor Landscapes

The Advanced Elementary Art class created winter watercolor landscapes. First, they were introduced to how to use watercolor. We practiced some basic watercolor strokes and learned how to set up our work area. We also had a lesson one-point perspective. And we incorporated what we have learned about value. We put this all together toContinue reading “Elementary Art Watercolor Landscapes”

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”