Monday, December 20, 2010

Monochromatic Paintings

We had a cool project with a monochromatic design. Ask your kids- hopefully they will remember: mono-one, chroma-color painting. We took our inspiration today from Pablo Picasso's 'blue period' where he painted for two years in all blue. We mixed different hues of one color and created a design with a stencil and lines. They did an AMAZING job!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fimo Pens

The students had a great time this past week creating designs for their fimo covered pens. We started with polka dots and then the kids used their imaginations to do something they wanted to. They turned out beautiful. This clay is not easy to maneuver, but you wouldn't know it- they became little pros after about fifteen minutes. I wish I got more photos, but we were running late because of the bake time at the end. Thanks for your patience parents!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Van Gogh's Sunflowers

This past week we painted sunflowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. We talked about Vincent and his brother Theo, his impressionist technique and how he only sold one painting while he was alive. The kids were eager to paint and experiment with blending colors. The paintings turned out amazing and many of them will be given as gifts this Christmas. Good job! Don't miss Fimo pens and magnets this coming week. We'll have a blast

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday's class was an outrageous success! Our lesson was inspired by Marc Chagall, particularly his painting "I and the Village" which is currently at the MOMA in New York. It is a cool painting because it is imagery from Marc's childhood. Using this inspiration, we drew our own 'village' using memories and imagination from our homes and pets and items from nature. We were careful to make it 'dream like' and not super realistic. Each piece turned out VERY unique and beautiful- good job!

Thanks to everyone, we will now be doing lessons Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:00pm. This will be the same lesson- I just added Wednesday to accomodate everyone's schedules. This week December 1 and 2nd will be an acrylic PAINTING inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers"- don't miss out! Just e-mail me which day you want to reserve a spot in.

Chagall's "I and The Village"

Friday, November 12, 2010

We are beginning lessons Thursday, November 18th at 4:00pm-5:00pm at my house. I take students from ages 4-15 and charge $8.00 a lesson. This is a group lesson and we will start with a Chagall inspired oil pastel composition "I and the Village". As long as you e-mail by the day before each lesson, I'll include your child. I just need a little notice when preparing the materials we will be using. No prior art experience necessary!

November 18- Mark Chagall inspired oil pastel composition

December 2- Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers

December 9- Fimo pens and bugs

December 16- Monochromatic paintings inspired by Paublo Picasso's 'blue period'

These will make great Christmas gifts!
E-mail me to reserve a spot for Thursday, November 18th at You can also call me at (702)354-3344.