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 ceramics… Read More

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.

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.  Follow… Read More

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 to… Read More