Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's Kids Art Week TIme!!

Carla Sonheim is offering her Kids Week again.  Click on the link and jump over there for a really terrific week or Art Making.  Best thing is It's Free!!

Berkshire County Rocks

We painted rocks in Art Club for two years and hid them around the school.  Here is your opportunity to paint rocks and be involved in a county wide event.  Ask you folks to join the Berkshire County Rocks group on Facebook and get started.  Find a rock/leave a rock and spread some artistic cheer this summer!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Guilty of not posting....that's me

I am officially slacking this summer.  It's all been about me....Me enjoying the sun room.....Me driving a BMW Convertible in the 4th of July Parade....Me working on a summer course.....Me doing a watercolor challenge for #WorldWatercolorMonth....ME!  So, I am officially apologizing for leaving you hanging.  If you're trying to fill up those sketchbooks, I am SOOOO Proud of you!  If you need some new ideas, here is a handy little list I found over at Sketch Book Skool.  These a little more challenging than the ones we usually do for the 6 minute draw but I know you have terrific imaginations and will come up with something.  I can't wait to see your ideas when we return to school.  So, I'm going to continue to work on some ME stuff and pull out my watercolors to learn and practice some myself.  

It's been great running into so many of you this summer.  Be sure to say hello when you see me!  Enjoy summer and some YOU time! 

Thanks to Sketchbook Skool for this great handout. #sketchbookskool.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

FREE Art about FUN!

with Carla Sonheim
One-Week Class; 5 Video Lessons
Class Dates: July 25-29, 2016Click HERE for more information and to sign up!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sorry students, I dropped the ball.

I really fell short in my plans to post an art project every week for you here during the summer.  It's back to school time so head back over to my other blog:  Art on my Hands to see what is happening in the Art Studio.  I hope you all had a wonderfully creative summer!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Just Paint!!

Back to school sales are on...everywhere.  If you don't already have a tray of watercolors; now is the time to pick some up really inexpensively.  I had a little fun with my watercolors yesterday and I think you would enjoy this approach as well.   First I used masking take to add some sections to my sheet of paper.  Just divide it up anyway you would like.  Next I added a color background to each section.  On the orange section shown, I took a paper towel and dabbed it to create a little texture.  Finally, I just had fun painting in each section.

I let the sections and colors guide my work and tried to experiment with my brushes and the paint and just play.  So, grab that tray of watercolors, a little paper and see what you can do with a divided painting.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Texture Safari - summer style!

I'll start this post by apologizing for it being so late.  I spent this whole week trying to come up with an easy no cost or low cost project to share with you and I was stumped.  But while visiting another site with numerous post connecting Science and Art, the idea most literally popped into my head.  I'll share more from that post later but for now here is you challenge for the week.


paper - any type recycled or new
old crayons (peeled) or charcoal

Many of you have experienced our Nature Safari in class.  If you recall, we go on a safari to discover as many textures as possible around the art room.  Now I'd like you to hit the great out doors and create a safari of your own.  Where can you find some texture?  I think my backyard will be endless and I can't wait to get started.
 Can you see the possibilities?

And now, back to that really cool blog post I was telling you about. Here is the link.  I can't wait to try out that Rainbow paper!