Monday, June 11, 2018

Mixed media marvels inspired by Roy Lichtenstein

Carriage House Summer Art Camp Day 1: I love these mixed media marvels. The kids combined collage and printmaking, very loosely inspired by the pop art still lives of Roy Lichtenstein.



Candle-making

Carriage House Summer Art Camp Day 1: happy candlemakers.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Summer Camps update

Here's an update on Carriage House Summer Mixed Media Art Camps 2018. There are not many spots left, but here they are:

JUNE 11-15 (5 spots left)

JUNE 25-29 (3 spots left)

JULY 24-27 (2 spots left)

The details are:
For ages 5-11
Class starts at 9:30AM and pick up time is 1:00PM (includes time for snack and lunch)

Art instruction will involve a wide variety of techniques and materials -- large and small projects, 3D and drawing/painting, collage and much more. We'll be inspired by important artists of the past, by ancient art, and by contemporary artists, too.

Bring a snack, drink and lunch. Weather permitting we will take a break around the corner at Volta Park. The cost of one week-long session is $200. All supplies included. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. There are no camp make-ups or refunds for absences.

Please let me know if you'd like to sign up your kids for any of these.

I will be doing my usual fun variety of types of projects--very mixed media--but I want to have an extra-special project each week. So far I have thought of:

Polymer clay pendants
Patterned and painted colorful clay pendants

Soap-making 
small glycerine soap in molds, with either flowers or tiny toys embedded in them

Decoupage
like collage, but on the underside of clear glass plates, creating a wonderful useable keepsake (no dishwasher, though)

Pirate Printing 
printing t-shirts and bags using public utility covers in Georgetown sidewalks

Carriage House Art Camps featured in Fred Tricycle

How great to get a mention in Red Tricycle's feature on DC-area art camps for kids this summer:

http://redtri.com/dc/summer-art-camps


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Enzo Fan Club

A shot from the Thursday meeting of the Enzo Fan Club (also known as After School Art Class).


Carriage House in the Spring


Here's an updated photo of my Carriage House classroom/studio, taken today. Spring has sprung!


Summer Camps and a Mother's Day workshop for kids

It's finally feeling like summer. And speaking of summer, I will be offering Summer Art Camps for the following dates:

JUNE 11-15
JUNE 18-22
JUNE 25-29
JULY 9 - 13
JULY 23-27 (2 spots left)
JULY 30 - AUG 3

The details are:
For ages 5-11
Class starts at 9:30AM and pick up time is 1:00PM (includes time for snack and lunch)

Art instruction will involve a wide variety of techniques and materials -- large and small projects, 3D and drawing/painting, collage and much more. We'll be inspired by important artists of the past, by ancient art, and by contemporary artists, too.

Bring a snack, drink and lunch. Weather permitting we will take a break around the corner at Volta Park. The cost of one week-long session is $200. All supplies included. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. There are no camp make-ups or refunds for absences.

Please let me know if you'd like to sign up your kids for any of these.

I will be doing my usual fun variety of types of projects--very mixed media--but I want to have an extra-special project each week. So far I have thought of:

Polymer clay pendants
Patterned and painted colorful clay pendants

Soap-making 
small glycerine soap in molds, with either flowers or tiny toys embedded in them

Decoupage
like collage, but on the underside of clear glass plates, creating a wonderful useable keepsake (no dishwasher, though)

Pirate Printing 
printing t-shirts and bags using public utility covers in Georgetown sidewalks

Just a reminder, too, that I have a fun and really beautiful project in mind for my Mother's Day workshop, too:

MAY 12 (Saturday)  -- 3 spots left
MOTHER'S DAY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
10AM-noon
$40, all supplies included
Ages 6-11

I don't want to give away the surprise, but the kids will take home a ready-to-display piece of art that I
think will make your Mother's Day.