Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Burlap painting

One of my favorite lessons to teach is mixed media. Here is a painting done with pastels and burlap. There is a lot of texture and color in the painting.

Fluid Art

Fluid art is an abstract painting style that is done with very "fluid" paints. It can create many different shapes, forms and blends of paint. This will be one of the lesson plans for this week.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chihuly Bowls

Artist Dale Chihuly is a famous glass artist. His pieces are stunning. This week we are going to make reproductions of his work in plastic instead of glass.  The plastic sheets are cut then gently melted to make interesting shapes, the shapes are then painted with glass paint. The finished product looks like painted glass similar to Chihuly's work.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Summer Program

Are you looking for a great summer program for your children?  I am offering summer programs. The classes will be Monday thru Friday the  Ages 5 - 15

For the Basic Art Program the cost is $200.00 for the week plus a $25.00 material fee. Your children will get to explore a vast variety of projects for example: paper making, painting, tie dye, paper arts, crafts of all sorts, working with clay and much more.Classes are 3 hours a day

For the Fine Art Program the cost is $300.00 per week plus $25.00 material fee. The students will learn fine art techniques in painting, dis-stressed  cold wax drawings, abstract painting, mixed media art, pastels and more. Classes are 3.5 hours a day

Contact Veronica at cupertinosoap@sbcglobal.net for more information.  

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy kids

The students really enjoy art class. Here they are having fun working on a extra project after finishing their big project.

Disstressed cold wax drawing

One of the lessons this week was cold distressed wax drawings.  Cold wax painted on paper then scraped away in a design, then covered with black paint then rubbed off to reveal the drawing underneath.

Art outside

Sometimes when the weather is really nice the students get to do art outside with chalk. Everyone had so much fun!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scratch Art

Students got to learn how to do scratch art, where you scratch the top layer of black paint off to reveal the colors underneath.