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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Jack

Jack is a happy artist to get my week started! He came running into the studio this morning. We started class with an Art History lesson. Note AH category. We reviewed the 5 basic shapes using oil pastel and watercolor. Before working on his dinosaur, we looked at “Tiger in a Thunderstorm” by Rousseau for…

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Art History August 31st – September 4th

This week we are going to study the “Columba Triptych”, Columba Cathedral, Cologne Germany. The Cathedral was first built in 1255 – High Gothic. The altarpiece was placed behind the priest in the cathedral. It is oil on oak panel. The center piece – “The Adoration of the Magi” – is 54″x60″. The sides are…

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Well these girls make for a very interesting class. They are a pure joy to teach. High five parents for teaching these girls such good manners! We started class by studying Mondrian. We looked at several of his paintings. I discussed society in the early 1900′s and how it effected the artists. The girls created…

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Emma and Emily

These 2 girls are so much fun to teach. Next week we’ll have Presley and Kendall back in class. To start the class I introduced Mondrian to the girls. We looked a several of his paintings. I discussed WWI and how it effected society and the artists. Mondrian thought society should be more structured and…

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Lizzy, Vivi & Cade

Yesterday we started class with a study of Mondrian. I showed the kids several Mondrian paintings. The artists created their own Mondrian paintings with construction paper and black tempera paint. I emphasized the vertical and horizontal directions of the shapes and lines. The kids did a great job. Cade finished his self portrait. I think…

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Scarlett

Scarlett came into the studio this morning with the biggest grin on her face. I adore this little artist! To start her lesson Scarlett worked on her self portrait background. I showed Scarlett the Matisse painting – “Woman in a Red Hat.” I showed Scarlett the background. She did her background with oil pastel and…

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Presley, Trey, Lucy and Taylor

It was great to see these young artists yesterday afternoon. Presley came back to the studio yesterday after a very busy summer. It was super good to see her. We started class with an Art History lesson – Early Renaissance. Note AH category. We also studied several of Mondrian’s paintings. The artists created their own…

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Bennett and Kate

This is also going to be a super class. Kate and Bennett both appreciate art so much. I am blessed to be their art teacher. I enjoy these 2 young artists very much. We started class with an Art History lesson. Still in the Early Renaissance – note AH category on blog. We all learned…

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