Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guest Speaker : Camp Adventure

I was invited to teach collage again at Camp Adventure. This time I taught 2 groups of aprox 50 or so kids in each. The first group made these pictures, they were kids 5-7 and had the choice of making ATC (Artist Trading Cards) in either the collage style or drawing. Many asked "What do I make?" anything was allowed - so you can see how ATC's starting turning into full size collages, it is nice how they just go and there is no stopping the creativity. For the collages in addition to painted papers we used brightly colored oragami papers! Glue sticks were a MUST as this eliminated the mess that goes with regular glue! NOTE to anyone teaching kids- NEVER raise up a peice of gold or silver oragami paper and ask who would like some unless you are prepared to be almost tackled :) The second group were 3-4th graderes and they made "inchies" The rule with them was that had to make 1 for me and then 1 for them and that was all- besides being "camp friendl" (example- no violance) There picture will be shown later as I am arranging the inchies into a collaborative piece. These kids really enjoyed looking thru my portfolio that was on the side table, they made a lot of fun inchies and it was neat listening to the stories that came with the inchies as they were given to me. Fun classes- today my voice hurts!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More Studio/Classroom Pictures

Finally almost finished decorating. Went into full gear with a couple of students starting this week. I think it looks fun! What do you think? My husband thinks it looks too "girly" well....... so far all my students ARE girls- I guess if some boyrs sign up I'll add a little more blue or green or something!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Spectacular LATE Sunday

Was sick this past weekend so here is a late Spectacular Sunday. This weeks feature is Aunty Cookie. Fun bright fabrics and cute designs!! Also- a fun blog- worth reading! See her artwork here. I think you will enjoy! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Art Class

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Studio Pictures

More pictures of my studio/classroom-

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Spectacular Sundays!

My new blog feature. I am going to feature an artist's blog on occassional Sundays! For this feature I have chosen artwork by Swallowfield. Collages and drawing fill her blog and store. I love the way she draws with the little lines and designs that fill the pages (my hand would die!!!) To see them visit this site. I have my eyes on a few for the future!!