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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sadie and Carly

These 2 artists race into the studio every Tueday. It is always great to see them. We dove right into their sketchbooks with a sketch of an animal. We reviewed using the basic shapes and a full value scale. I demonstrated both aspects. They enjoyed drawing with pencil. The zebra and tiger looked super duper!…

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Reese, Kylie, Rachel

We started class off by sketching in their sketchbooks. And I am so glad we did. We had to review a “full value scale.” They drew an animal in pencil. We discussed value as an Element of Art. I reviewed a full value scale by drawing a sample. The artists thoroughly enjoyed sketching. Then on…

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Ava T.

Ava and I started class by looking at an art history book for children. She was delighted to see all the paintings. It also gave me several ideas for new projects. We then started working on her NOA. Ava worked with the oil pastels. I think we may need to paint it also to get…

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Abby G., Presley, Kendall, Kate

These young artists ran in the studio this afternoon giggling and ready to create. They greeted one another with warm artistic smiles! We started class off by working in their sketchbooks. I instructed them to use at least 3 media. I then let them pick a word out of my “journal prompt bowl.” Each artist…

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Breagan, Lauren and McKena

These young artists started class by working in their journals. Well first we had to hear about all the school throw ups and the kids who got in trouble. No one here got in trouble though, thank goodness. The artists first painted the page in their sketchbook with watercolor. They then dribbled India ink. It…

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Christine

This is Christine and her leopard she is working on. How ’bout those leopard eyes? Christine has done a great job – eyes are so hard to paint. High-five Christine!

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Sadler THE PRINTER

Sadler is my inspiration! He is so much fun to teach. He never misses a detail, a single detail. Yesterday he came into the studio and I asked him if he wanted to do something different – he said sure! Soooooo we did some printmaking. We printed a glove and an old jeans pocket. Then…

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Gigi, Madeline & Maggie

We started class off by admiring their Radial Symmetry Sand Dollars. I recorded all the titles for the art show. Interesting titles! Next came the sketchbooks. The artists painted the backgrounds for an alcohol drop we are going to do next week. I showed the girls an example. Gigi said it looked like frog eggs….

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