Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Seattle skyline art project



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. 


I had some random rectangle shapes precut from the Seattle Times, I used a variety of sizes of text and color. The kids then cut some more shapes using mine as a size reference. They added smaller blocks and triangles on some of tops of the buildings. We used an acrylic gloss medium for glue. Paint a layer just larger than the building, put the building in place and brush again with the medium. Be sure to smooth it with the brush.


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. 


Friday, December 5, 2014

Kids winter art classes in Ballard

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)!


...carving



...printing


...a touch of red


...Voila!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kids Art Classes in Ballard

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. 




Harriet 10


Neena 7


Andre 5


Calley 12


Ophelia 12


Margueritte 13

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall session, now enrolling!


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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

August kids art camps in Seattle

Just a few spots left for the August summer camps. Check out our classes page for all the details.


So excited about the new addition to the studio! I have been wanting this little baby press for years.
Printmaking was my focus for many years so I am looking forward to making collographs, monotypes and relief prints with the kids.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Art summer camps for kids in Ballard

Summer camps are now registering.

Check out the classes page for all the details and remember to sign up soon. Classes at Studio-kids are small.


Its has been a busy spring at Studio-kids, we have been busy with after school classes, homeschool classes and private students. I love seeing how proud students are of their art work.



Masks using found objects by students age 5-6


Exploring value tones in ink by one of my middle school students.


 Monkey in a jar! 


Still life with a Tulip by Garrison, 5.


Self portrait during "free draw" by Nora, 5. Love those lashes!


Still life with Poppy by one of my homeschool students,13.


Jalen's tulip still life, 10 years old.


 From a family session, mom did this one!


 Monet inspired bridge in progress...


Have you met Poofy? She looks EXACTLY like this!
By Harriet, 10.


Self portraits in the spirit of Picasso.


"Louis Nevelson" is our inspiration.


 Matisse inspired still life.


Busy at work with oil pastels on black paper, these were beautiful!


Self portraits for my daughters collaborative auction project.


A Matisse inspired mural by both my homeschool classes. Students ages 5-13 covered a whole wall. They loved seeing all of their work come together to make one big piece!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kids Art Classes


Spring Art classes are now enrolling, there are just a few spots left. Be sure to check out the classes page for all the details. 



Here's a few more shots of our Picasso inspired portraits.


"Can I be a Cyclops?" Of course!


"Can I make my hair like a mohawk?" Of course!

 

One of our palettes...


Ruby and the girls getting some sun. 
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