Tuesday, December 23, 2014

End of the Year

The year in winding down and classes are finished. I had a wonderful year with my students. I really enjoy seeing a student light up when they get how to do a project or finally conquer something they were struggling with. We did some amazing projects this year, next year holds a lot of promise of new and exciting things to create. I can't wait to get the lesson plans ready and work on new projects! I hope everyone gets a chance to take a break at the end of this year. Happy Holidays to you all, and thank you so very much for signing your children up for my classes, it is greatly appreciated!.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowflakes

We had a lot of fun yesterday making snowflakes. Each one is a work of art!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

painted stones

Here is a fun idea for the holidays, painted rocks that look like snow flakes. Paint rocks white then use a gold sharpy pen to draw the snowflake.

Paper mache'

One of the projects we are working on this week is paper mache'. The possibilities are endless with this medium.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Back to School

It's been a very busy beginning of the school year. I have not had time to post anything! I have a lot of classes going on with many fun projects. Here are just a few.We have done burlap paintings, fluid paintings, 3D hand drawings and Glue salt and watercolor painting.








Monday, August 18, 2014

Flexible classes to fit your needs

It's that time of year again for school to start. Sign up now for classes.

After school programs, home school programs

Your child will learn new art techniques, explore many crafts and have fun while doing so.


 Classes for ages 5 - 15.
 All classes are 6 weeks long.
 Class sizes are 1 - 8 students.

I don't have a formal schedule. My schedule is flexible. What that means is I do the classes according to your schedule if possible. I do my best to accommodate your needs. It is best to contact me so we can work together to find a day and time that works for you.  

Sometimes there may be only one student in the class or several students to a class it all depends on the needs of parents. Many parents will work with other parents to have a small group for a class.

You can choose between a one hour class or a one hour and half class. Usually ages 5 - 11 are one hour classes and the 12 - 15 age group are and hour and a half. But I am flexible and make exceptions depending on the student or group. 

One hour class for six weeks $130.00 material cost included

One and a half hour class for six weeks $160.00 material cost included

Please call 408-996-7088 or  email for current dates and times cupertinosoap@sbcglobal.net

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Watercolors



We worked on watercolor techniques and did a basic color block. These are nicely done.

Acrylic Skins



Acrylic skins are made with dried acrylic paint, then cut into pieces and turned into a mosiac.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Yesterdays Project

It's been a busy summer of classes and summer camps and I have not been able to post anything lately!  Yesterday we made wood paintings. The students had fun creating them!



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Glitter Slime

Here is a great fun thing to do with the kiddos this summer, it is super fun and easy and doesn't make a big mess. It also can provide hours of entertainment! Glitter Slime!!















1 Elmer’s Glitter Glue 6 oz
1 Cup Water
1 tsp. Borax
1 Tb Water

Mix 1 tsp. Borax and 1 Cup water together.
You can find the Borax at your local stores in the Laundry section.

 
empty the Glitter Glue into a bowl.
Add 1 TB. Water to the glue and mix it together.
This will help the glue to become a little more flexible.

Then pour the Borax mixture inside of the bowl.
combine the glue and the mixture together with your hands

Right away you will see how the Glitter Slime will start to form.

TIP: Don’t throw the extra Borax mixture yet.If the slime gets too slimy you can put it back inside and it will harden some more. The longer you leave the slime in the borax mixture the firmer it gets.


Store in an airtight jar.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer programs




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. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Stamping





We made stamps from recycled styrofoam containers. They turned out really well!

A Fun paper project





This was a fun project, the students colored diagonal lines then cut them out and glued them in to a fan going in two different directions. It looks like the paper has movement.

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.

Mosaics



Yesterday's lesson was mosaics. The students had to learn how to set up the tiles and glass, the next step is to add the grout.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Decalcomania



Decalcomania is an interesting form of painting. We did this lesson on Friday.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spring Bird Houses



Tuesday some of the students painted bird house for spring. They all did a wonderful job painting them!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014