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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sadler – the Calligraphy artist!

Sadler is doing so good at learning calligraphy. So far I am teaching him a font I learned ion high school. I have never taught anyone as young as Sadler calligraphy, but then again, IT  IS  Sadler. He is even practicing at home. Today he inked several lines of letters. He made his own line…

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Bennett and Kylie

There were 2 sleepy preteens in my studio this morning! Their class was at 10:00. Obviously it was too early for them! We started off with their Art History lesson. Note the Art History entry for the week. Well that really woke them up:) just kidding! We had a critique at first. Kylie is working…

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Art History for August 10-14, 2015

This week the students are going to learn about Giotto – “The Father of Western Art”, Early Renaissance 1300′s, Italy. The fresco is “Lamentation of Christ” 7′x7’9″, tempera. I define “lamentation” and discuss the Early Renaissance, the definition of “renaissance.” This fresco is in the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy. The “Lamentation” is just one…

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Lucy, Breagan, Lauren and Taylor

We had different projects being created yesterday in this class. The kids enjoy looking at all the different creations:) Taylor worked on her rhino animalito. That girl loves detail!!! She is designing the patterns on her rhino. Lauren and Breagan worked on their symmetrical wings project. They worked on the Sharpie part of the wings….

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Cade, Vivi and Lizzy

Well we finally got everyone back together for this class. The kids have been traveling. Vivi and Lizzy worked on their symmetrical wings project. I reviewed the meaning of “symmetrical.” The girls worked on the black Sharpie part of the wings. We talked about making the patterns contrast. Cade worked on his Dinosaur in a…

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Gigi and Sara Jane

Summer Sisters!!! These girls ran into the studio talking at the same time and telling me about Gigi getting stung by bees!! It was a gruesome story. Seriously. Thank goodness Gigi is ok:) For Art History we looked at 3 famous paintings of Christ and children. Two paintings were from the 1800′s and the 3rd…

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Miss Scarlett

Miss Scarlett had her art lesson yesterday. She had to show off her dazzling necklace! I want one! She told me where she got it but I needed an interpreter! We started off by making a shaving cream and paint painting. Scarlett was impressed with the shaving cream:) For Art History we studied 3 paintings…

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Alexis, Olivia and Libby

These young ladies worked so diligently on their illuminated manuscripts today. We reviewed the history of manuscripts. The girls have that memorized by now. They are using Prismas and metallic paint. Enjoy the pics.

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