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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sarah and Maverick

These young artists worked on different projects this week. Maverick is working on a mixed media self portrait and Sarah is working on her kodra (a papercut artwork from Poland.) Maverick started working on his background. He decided to collage a torn map and some old Monopoly money for the background. He was elbow deep…

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Emily, Silas, Trey and Rachel

I didn’t get any pictures of these young artists. We got so busy in class that I forget to grab my camera. I introduced the Geological Nonobjective Abstracts to the students. We used styrofoam plates cut into a square then they cracked the plate – therefore forming a geological aerial view of the earth. Way…

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Lucy and Ava

Lucy and Ava worked on their still lifes yesterday. They had prepared a piece of paper the week before using 2 tints of pink. I arranges the still life and we discussed composition. The artists  first drew the still life in pencil then painted over it with India ink. They did a super job. Next…

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Alexis, Brooke, Kaela, Ava

These are some sewing artists!!!!  Plus they never walk into the studio – they run! The artists are sewing their scarves using the blanket stitch. They used interfacing on the flowers and now they are sewing them. For art history we studied “Fur Traders Descending the Missouri”, 1845 by Bingham. I defined “descending” and we…

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Celia, Cydney, Landon, Abby Hill – gregarious teens!

Artistic teenagers – I love ‘em! These guys are working on 3 mixed media self portraits. Each portrait will depict a different mood. The artists are doing great so far. We started class off by looking at “Marilyn” by Flack and a self portrait by Close. The kids got started right away with their creations….

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Rachel, Kylie, Reese

Interesting. Very interesting. That’s the best way to describe this group! I so look forward to this class every week. The artists worked on their Kodras the whole time. Next week we will do some Art History. I want the artists to get these Kodras finished so I wanted to get as much done as…

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Kendall, Kate, Abby, Presley

These are my “pioneer” sewing artists. They pretend they are pioneer girls when they are here sewing. Yesterday we pretended we were in a pioneer sewing group! Great imaginations! The girls are doing great with their blanket stitches. They are almost done. The artists did a great job taking the scarves home last week and…

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Breagan, Lauren and McKena

These girls are always ready to get started in the studio. We started with a color wheel, except not a round one. I had them paint the color wheel in stripes. This is kinda how they are going to paint their animals – in color order. We had an Art History lesson – we studied…

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