Saturday, November 30, 2019

Fall 2019: "Medieval Art"


 A look at our projects that we created this past fall for the Children's classes.  This is ages 5-12.

Knight Drawings
The kids learned how to draw "circle person" so we could focus on body proportions.  Then we used armour to complete our drawings.  Then the kids traced them in sharpie.  Some classes had time to color as well.  I love these!
By Keenan, age 10

By Grace, age 11


By Nathan, age 6

By Eve, age 6

Watercolor Castles
Remember those "Choose your own adventure" novels?  Well, that's a little bit like how I teach art.  The kids follow along with me for half the class to get instruction on shapes, relationships, perspective, paitning techniques etc.  Then they get to add their own ideas and creativity.  That's what makes these so great!










3 Dimensional Dragons
The art students always love to work with Crayola Model Magic.  It's my favorite way to create 3-D projects for kids and it's so versatile!  











Stained Glass Windows
We learned about designing in a simple way using organic shapes or geometric shapes and creating pretend lead lines to make it look more like a stained glass window.  Painting on acrylic sheets is a fun and safe way to resemble glass.














See All of the projects HERE

Summer 2019 Teen/pre teen Art classes

Zoo Animal Art

Here's a look at these very creative pieces done by the Teen (ages 12 & up) and the 10-12 year old classes during the summer.  We had a great time creating all kinds of art with the Zoo animal theme.



Zentangle Animals in Sharpie on watercolors and India Inks






Illustration Marker Giraffes and Lions





Woodburned Animals






Colorful Zebras in Prismacolor Pencil






Summer 2019: Teen Oil Painting

Zoo Animal Paintings
As part of our curriculum we took a sketching field trip to the Utah Hogle Zoo then the students painted their favorite animals using a realistic approach or colorful composition. 



By Caislin, age 16

By Rori, age 13

By Brooklyn, age 14

By Rori, age 13

By Bridger, age 11



By Gracie, age 12
Demonstration during class by Nicole, instructor
Stansbury Park Plein Air workshops
As part of this year's oil painting curriculum, I taught a workshop on how to paint local trees in the studio and then we went out to paint in Stansbury Park at the Millpond.  It was quite messy but the kids were really good at going for it!  We finished our paintings later on in the studio.

A little bit of drawing description for trees


By Bridger, age 11

A look at our view as we were outside painting

By Brooklyn, age 14


By Nicole, instructor


See more Oil Paintings from our class HERE


Monday, October 14, 2019

Summer 2019 Art





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Jaren & Bridger ready to sketch!


"Zoo Artist"
The Children's Art classes this past summer were AWESOME!  We learned how to quick sketch animals that would be at the Hogle Zoo, and  made bags with fabric markers and paints for our sketching materials.  Then we went to the Utah Hogle Zoo to draw as many animals as we could.  I really feel that having kids practice drawing what they see in the world around them changes their perspective of how they see everything!  It's such good experience!  I encourage parents to always have a sketchbook available for their kids to draw in....the car, on road trips, at church etc.


Each child got to create their own bag to take to the Zoo

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Bridger sketching the Polar Bears


Pastel Indian Elephants
This project involved learning how to draw an elephant from basic shapes with a white chalk pastel on the black paper.  Then we decorated the elephants with oil pastels in the style they use in India for their ceremonies and parades.









Watercolor Giraffes
Giraffes seem to be a favorite Zoo animal so the kids were excited to learn how to draw and paint them during classes.  Some students chose realistic colors and others chose a variety of colors.










Silly Monkey Portraits
We worked with Crayola model Magic for thise 3D relief project and then painted them with acrylics.






Zebra Acrylic Paintings
These paintings turned out so colorful and fun.  The kids got to choose design their colors for their zebras.





See more Rainbow Zebra paintings HERE

Lion & Tiger Prints
A favorite technique of my art classroom is using foam scratchboard to draw an image, then we use ink and brayers for printing.






Check out more of the Children's Zoo Art HERE