Thursday, January 4, 2018

Art Workshops: Jan. 9 and 11

I'm starting a series of great (and very varied) creative workshops next week. I've got TWO spots left in the first--next Tuesday's "Big Block Printing" workshop (Jan. 9) and I've got ONE spot left in next Thursday's "Painted Paper Collage" workshop (Jan. 11). Let me know if you want to join in the fun.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ringing in the New Year with Big Prints

I'm ringing in the new year with hand-printed New Year's cards and matching envelopes. ❄️ 🎨 . Stay tuned for January workshops that I'll be offering, including one in which we make big stamps and print cards, stand-alone prints, and wrapping paper that's so cool that you won't want to use it.

Joseph Cornell Box Project

I never ever tire of seeing the wonderful art that my students (adults, this time) produce when making Joseph Cornell-inspired assemblages. 🐦 📦.

3D Folk Art Birds

It was "just" another Wednesday evening class, with congenial people hanging out together making whimsical art, and chatting and laughing. It was the third of four sessions of my class at the Arlington Arts Center, called Young at Heart, and we were inspired by Mark Hearld's wonderful 3D bird cards.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Landscapes on Wood

The kiddies make landscapes on wood, inspired by the charming rustic landscapes painted by Cathy McMurray. In one of my recent kids' art classes at the Arlington Arts Center.

Judith Kindler-inspired Portraits

Today the kids finished a portrait project inspired by the work of @judithkindler. Thanks to the women in my book group for saving and donating many small boxes! 📦 📦

Mixed Media Portraits

Awwww, I adore these decorated mixed-media portraits that the 4- to 6-year-olds made in my Handmade Holidays workshop today at the Arlington Arts Center. Using craft sticks, watercolor paint, washi tape, pompoms, and photos taken in class, the kids created these joyous works. Aren't they great?! (It's another project inspired by the creative folks at @artcampla)