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.

Charcoal Still Life Drawings

We are on summer break. As one of our last projects, we worked on Still Life Drawings with Charcoal. I want the students to have fun and to learn the basics of art. This lesson let them do both, and they loved it. We started with drawing your classic sphere.  This teaches value and depth. Continue reading “Charcoal Still Life Drawings”

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!  IContinue 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”

Glass Christmas Trees

Merry Christmas to all of you!  I hope you are enjoying this time with your families and friends. Here is a look at our last project of the year. We made  Glass-Fusion Christmas Tree Candle holders as our yearly Christmas presents. The kids love making presents this time of the year. They turned out justContinue reading “Glass Christmas Trees”

Elementary Art – Silk Paintings

The Elementary Art Classes are working on silk paintings.  Once again, I am so impressed by the art that my youngest students, some of them only seven years old, create. It is such a pleasure to share these images with you.  Hope they make you smile: Have a great weekend.  Stay warm and dry! Jamie