Thursday, March 12, 2015
Love, love, love how the oil pastel self portraits turned out!
students are 7-10 years old...
love the background!
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I recently had a request for more detailed instructions on this version of the Seattle skyline project. I work better under pressure, I have a general idea of what I want to do and usually throw together the master plan together 1/2 an hour before I go into the class! But here's how it comes together.
I gave the canvas a quick coat of blue and white to create the sky and penciled in the Seattle skyline.
The kids filled in paying attention to the pencil outline of the skyline. Overlapping is encouraged to suggest the density of the buildings. The newspaper text will suggest windows and the different shades of the concrete buildings when its finished.
I mixed acrylic gloss medium (any brand, found with acrylic paints) and just a bit of acrylic paint to make very transparent colors. Do not add water, it will make the paint dull. The tinted medium adds another layer and dimension the buildings. The kids drew through the wet paint with the backs of the brushes to make windows on the buildings, or outlines. I painted Mount Rainer in the background to finish it off.
Posted by Ameen at 10:16 PM
Friday, December 5, 2014
Give the gift of art!
Studio-kids winter session starts January 26 and is now enrolling. Ages 6-8 on mondays, ages 9-11 on wednesdays, check out the classes pages for the details!
Love how this little edition turned out, great work Jalen (5th grade)!
...a touch of red
Posted by Ameen at 4:46 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fall classes start October 1st.
4:30-5:30 on Mondays for 6-8 year olds, Wednesdays for 9-12 year olds.
Check the classes page for all the details.
Life drawing with Poofy is always popular!
Poofy poses patiently for people practising pastels on paper.
Students draw with chalk pastels onto black paper for some pretty awesome results.
Posted by Ameen at 12:15 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I am excited to be offering printmaking this fall session. I bought a small printmaking press in the spring and took it out for a spin during the summer camps. A good time was had by all! The fall classes will explore drawing, painting and printmaking. Check out the Classes page for all the details.
Classes start October 1st and are limited to 6 students. Sign up today!
Lino cut blocks made by the middle school students.
Fresh of the press!
Preparing a "collograph" plate.
Posted by Ameen at 9:42 PM