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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Alexis, Kate and Olivia

These young artists are working on their illuminated manuscripts. We reviewed the history of manuscripts all the way back to the monks in the 600′s AD. The girls remembered most of the history. They are working on their initials and the borders right now. We frequently look at my illuminated manuscript book to get some…

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Lila Jane, Ben, Maggie and Madeline

I get to see these young artists 3 times this week due to vacationing and make ups. I am so excited! They are a pure joy to teach because they love art! Yesterday Lila Jane worked on her paper towel color theory and her Jazzy Jungle Cat. Ben worked on his under the ocean scene….

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Stevie and Lucy

Stevie and Lucy were my last class yesterday. They came in to the studio eager to show me their sketchbooks and the activities they finished at home. We then started working on their projects. Lucy is working on an amante – an artwork from Mexico. Stevie is working on the decorated winged project. She drew…

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Lauren, McKena and Trey

These 3 young artists came running into the studio yesterday. They were thrilled when I told them we were printing with the gelli plates. I let the kids draw and print whatever they wanted to for a few minutes.  At the end of the printing I had the kids print the word: New. They had…

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Channing had just woken up when she came into the studio yesterday morning. She had her milk and dry cereal in a bag. She also had an awesome bright pink flower headband pulling her hair back. Channing perked up when I told her we were going to print on the gelli plates! Yay!!! We printed…

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Alexis and Olivia

Alexis and Olivia were my only artists for this class – the other 2 artists are out of town. The girls were excited about showing me the activities they completed in their journals. They did a great job. We started right away with printmaking. We ended up printing the whole class period. The girls did…

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Scarlett

It was so good to see Scarlett today and her “CC”! CC and I go way back. Scarlett immediately started looking for her Jazzy Jungle Cat. She found it on the table with all the flowers she had painted. All we had to do was glue everything down. She remembered the painting by the title…

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Gigi and Sarah Jane

These girls are so precious and their friendship is priceless. We started class by studying Albrecht Durer and his printmaking. We looked at his woodcut – “Rhinoceros” 1515. The girls then did their own printmaking on gelli plates. The kids love the gelli plates for printmaking. Gigi and Sarah Jane printed several prints as you…

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