Mother’s Day Bracelets and Sumi-e Cards

Now that Mother's Day is over, I can share some photos from our project this year.  We made extra-special bracelets for our moms.  Back when my schedule was too busy with little kids to paint, I started making and selling jewelry.  I guess you could say I've always had the need to create something!  I … Continue reading Mother’s Day Bracelets and Sumi-e Cards

Acrylic Paintings

It is so awesome to be back to teaching!  I love the energy that these little beings bring to my studio - It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a life time to paint like a child. -Pablo Picasso This week the elementary class completed an acrylic painting of an electrical guitar.  … Continue reading Acrylic Paintings

Snowmen and Perspective – Part II

For our last class of the year, my Tuesday afternoon Elementary students drew Snowmen and learned about perspective.  These are my youngest students and this was totally new vocabulary for some of them. They learned about one-point perspective and vanishing points: A drawing uses a one-point perspective when it contains one vanishing point which is … Continue reading Snowmen and Perspective – Part II

Value Portraits with Tessellations

The Wednesday Elementary Art Class completed value portraits with tessellations. This project was inspired by the current exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum which features artist Kehinde Wiley. Kehinde Wiley Kehinde Wiley is one of the leading American artists to emerge in the last decade and he has been ingeniously reworking the grand portraiture traditions … Continue reading Value Portraits with Tessellations