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Yearly Archives: 2012

Kate & Abby

Kate & abby got their start in the studio this week with their visual journals. The artists prepared a background by using chalk pastels and gesso. They then wrote the word “Nurture” on the page and listed ways they take care of themselves – like what they do to relax. Play with pets is the…

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Breagan, Lauren & McKena

Here come my girls running to the studio. I get warm hugs making my day! We started class off by working in their journals. We were making a background for the word – “Gratitude.” I was hinting at the definition by saying it was a word used at a holiday – they guessed all sorts…

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Sadler

Sadler comes in to the studio ready to get started. He is loving his journal. We started class off working on a background for an activity in his journal. I emphasized not always using a brush to apply paint – how about an old gift card. Sadler applied 2 analogous colors to a page of…

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Madeline, Gigi & Maggie

My little Princess Artists! They are so precious! They never just walk into the studio – the run in! Just a talking 90 m.p.h! We worked on their journal covers first. We looked at several of Pollock’s paintings before we started. I explained to the little artists how Jackson Pollock splattered his paint. Wow, he…

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Alexis, Kaela, Zoe & Brooke

We started class off yesterday with the visual journals. The artists layered 2 coats of paint on 2 pages with an old gift card. I explained how interesting it is to use something other than a brush to apply paint. After the artists applied the paint they wrote our vocabulary word for the week –…

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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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Painting for a good friend

Started a painting this morning for a childhood friend of mine. I’ll be posting pictures as I work on it. The subject matter is the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in Kansas. This is about my 4th painting of that place. The preserve made such an impact on me. It was gorgeous. All you hear is…

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