Monday, November 23, 2015

Fall Teen Art: Oils and Advanced Classes

We've had some pretty great art come out of these 3 classes: Oils I, Oils II and Advanced Art
Here's what they have created this Fall.

Oils I Paintings

Oils I is a beginner class where we do a lot of color mixing projects.  We also learn a lot about different painting techniques, like layering, wet in wet. The class is also taught step by step for the first few projects.

Lighted Ball Study, by Austin, age 15

Shape Abstract by Abby, age 15
Shape Abstract, by Jeremy, age 13

Monarch Butterfly by Taylor, age 11

Oils II: Landscape Compositions

These students choose and design their own compositions within a theme.  A small class, capped at 6 students, makes it possible for me to demo paint, teach a mini lesson, and bounce between students to help them individually. 
Paradise Sunset, by Brooklyn age 15

Aspen Trees, by Bayleigh, age 12

Seattle CityScape, by Karlee, age 16

The Tetons, by Nathan, age 14

Stag in the Sunset, by Dakota, age 13

Oils II: Pop Art Movie Portraits

Using a black and white photo of their favorite movie star, the students chose a color and worked in shades and tints to create the painted image.  It was quite tricky, but they turned out very cool!

Shade and Tint Pop Art by Bayleigh, age 12

Young Malificent Pop Art by Brooklyn, age 15

Harry Potter Pop Art, by Dakota, age 13

Taylor Swift Pop Art, by Karlee, age 16

Studio C Pop Art by Nathan, age 14

Advanced Art Class

This class created art using a variety of mediums.  This fall we did a wood burning project, drawing project using prismacolor pencils and painted plaster project.

 Alien Name Wood Burning, By Ben, age 13

Name Shield Wood Burning, by Cameron, age 16

 Tools Name Wood Burning, by Connor, age 13

Organic Name Wood Burning, by Skylar, age 13

Beyond Borders Dragonfly by Skylar, age 13
 Beyond Borders Beetle, by Ben, age 13
 Plaster Collage by Ben, age 13
 Plaster Collage, by Cameron, age 16
 Plaster Collage, by Connor, age 13

Fall Children's Art

I love going back and looking at these kids' amazing art that was created here at the art studio!  I have a hard time keeping up with all of photos uploaded but I finally managed to get it done this time around. I'll share a little bit about what we have learned, feature a few of my favorites and give some links to all of the students' work.  Enjoy!

Medieval Art: Faux Stained Glass

We learned about Rose Windows in the famous stained glass windows of Notre Dame. Geometric and symmetrical designs were outlined with black glue then painted in with colorful watercolor paints! Flickr Gallery of Stained Glass Art

By Emree, age 6

By Jane, age 9

By Daniel, age 11

By Rachel, age 9

Medieval Art: Knight and Princess Drawings

The kids learned how to draw knights and princesses by using correct body proportions.  I teach this by using what I call "Circle Person".  I didn't get very many photos of these, but here are a few.

By Emmett, age 6

By Morgan, age 6

By Bria, age 6

By Sarah, age 7

 Medieval Art: Castle Paintings

A large part of my curriculum focuses on painting techniques, since that's what I specialize in.  The kids designed and painted their own castles after we looked at several pictures of European castles. Flickr Gallery of Castle Paintings

By Madi, age 8


By Caislyn, age 11

By Chase, age 9

By Emily P, age 11

By Franny, age 10

By Tessa, age 9

Castle Drawings: By 4 and 5 year old classes

By Sophie, age 11

 Medieval Art: Pumpkin Frescoes

For this lesson, we learned about Fresco artists such as Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel and Da Vinci and The Last Supper.  We spread and carved our plaster on canvas the first week, then painted layers on the next. Flickr Gallery of Pumpkin Frescoes

By Abby, age 8

By Adelaide, age 7

By Andrew, age 9

By Liza, age 10

By Jane, age 9

By Belle, age 6



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Registration for WINTER 2016 Art Classes

Registration is now open for
WINTER 2016 Children and Teen Art Classes

Mom and Me Classes
ages 2-5
cost: $10 per child per lesson

Children's Art Lessons
Funky Art!!
Ages 4-12
6 weeks of classes in January and February
Cost: $60.00

Teen Art and Oil Painting Classes
Ages 12 and up
5 or 6 weeks of classes

Please link to the above pages for registration!

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