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My Sweet Emily

This is a note written by Emily Spurgers, one of my students.  Emily gave me this note last Thursday. And yes, my heart sang and leapt for joy! Emily is my “oldest student” – meaning I have had her the longest as a student. I have had her since she was 2, four years ago!…

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Friday 4:30 class

Evie and Sarah were in their usual artistic zen on Friday. Sarah worked on her “kodra” – cut paper art from Poland and Evie worked on her nonobjective palette knife. Class whizzed by as usual. Great job young artists!

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Lauren, Breagan & McKena

It’s never a dull moment with these 3 artists. We skipped the visual journal today so we could work on the collages the whole class period. We started off hearing all about the new addition to Lauren’s family – a new baby brother! She was so excited she was going to get a Big Sister…

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Carley, Evie & Sadie

As you can tell by the photos these young artists feel very comfortable in the studio. I think they would stay all day and night. In fact they have asked me if they could spend the night and stay in the studio. That makes my heart sing! We started class off with the visual journals….

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Reese, Katie, Kylie, Alex & Parker

Parents, I forgot to grab my camera and get a picture of the kids. If I ever forget to get a photograph you’ll know it is because we are sooooo busy – which is a good thing I suppose. The artists came into the studio ready to create. We started off with the visual journals….

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Kelsey

Kelsey had a busy class yesterday. We started off by finishing her visual journal cover. She drybrushed her cover. It ended up looking really cool. I love those metallic colors. I gave her a new assignment of “expressive lines.” She is going to fill her page with expressive lines then color in all the spaces….

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Landscape Artists

Today we continued working on the landscapes. I reviewed the term “atmospheric perspective”  - the landscape colors fade as it goes into the distance. Abby painted her sand on the beach and the foreground. I emphasized not completely blending the colors. Stevie worked on his rain forest background. The same went with Stevie  - I didn’t…

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“Riley’s Studio”

Riley is taught one-on-one therefore she thinks this is her studio! I love her enthusiasm! We started class off by going over her giraffe – making the lines deeper for the printing. After going over the lines, we gathered all the supplies for printing. She informed me  - “I am a pretty good helper!”- so…

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