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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Leksi, Landon and Abby H.

Then came the TEENS! They are so much fun. So artsie. WE started off by working in their sketchbooks. They each were given a word to illustrate. They had to use 3 different media. Interesting. Afterwords they started on their projects. Abby – her NOA painting. She is about done. Landon – his NOA painting….

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Carly and Sadie

Carly and Sadie are working on their scarves. They are working with the blanket stitch. They are pretending they are pioneer girls sewing. I enjoy listening to them visit while they are sewing. Our Art History lesson was celebrating Dorothea Lange’s b.day. She was a photo journalist during the Great Depression. The artists learned about…

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Reese, Kylie and Rachel

Parents be patient. This project is so detailed. The artists are still working on their kodras. PLUS, these artists love tiny details. We’re getting there. They worked on the kodras then we had an Art History lesson. We celebrated Dorothea Langer’s b.day. The lesson is in a post from Monday. Dorothea was a photo journalist…

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Ava T.

Ava and I started class off by working on  her Nonobjective Abstract. She continues the black lines to the edges of the canvas creating sections.  I had Ava experiment with the oil pastels that are water soluble. Way cool. She created a whole piece of artwork. Ava really enjoyed the pastels. These are what she…

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Kate and Abby G.

Sewing is definitely an art! These young artists are working on their scarves using the blanket stitch. They are doing such a great job. Not as many needles off the thread this week! I get tickled at them listening to them visit while they sew. It warms my heart. We celebrated Dorothea Lange’s b.day. The…

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McKena, Lauren, McKena

These young artists finished their Radial Symmetry Sand Dollars yesterday. We made the ocean with India ink and salt. We cut 1 sand dollar in half to help show “movement” (a Principle of Art) . The sand dollars look like they are rolling around on the beach. Of course we had to add glitter to…

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Cowboy True Art Show

At the Bridwell Ag Center, Wichita Falls, TX, this weekend I am co-chairing the Cowboy True Art Show. The show is a celebration of the life of a cowboy. Our Texas heritage is so very rich in the cowboy/ranching life. We are having saddles, bits, spurs, paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, gun and knife engraving…

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Landon, Christine, Libby, Annie

And here come the teens! To start class off the teens got to color with crayons! They illustrated something “layered.” After the crayons, the artists watercolored over the crayon creating a resist. We had a hamburger, an icecream cone, a cake and I am not real sure what Annie’s drawing was – maybe the layers…

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