Wednesday, December 12, 2012

January art classes in Ballard are now enrolling!

Check out our classes page for details. 
Sign up soon, class sizes are limited!

our cozy, inspirational space....

view through the window...

Lets paint!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Drawing Self Portraits

 the first stage...

 in progress with careful observation...

 ta da!

My 10 year olds worked very hard during the last 2 weeks on their self portraits. Step by step with very careful observations in a mirror, they finished with portraits they were very proud of!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Why Doodling May Help Your Memory

 A great article I came across today.

Fall art classes are now enrolling. First class is October 1st, spots are still available.  Check out our classes page and sign up today!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Art Classes for Kids

Fall Drawing classes are now enrolling. Check out our classes page for the details.

After a lovely summer the "Girls" are ready to get back to work!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

August Art Camps


August Art Camps are now posted on the classes page. Our backyard studio has great indoor and outdoor spaces to make art, come draw the chickens!

observing the wildlife....
Garden study with chicken, by Zealan, age 7

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Kid's Art Auction Projects

Check out this years collaborative art projects from the kids at North Beach Elementary for the Spring Fling fund raiser! On display all month at Cafe Fiore's  5405 Leary Ave. location ( in downtown Ballard).

The 3rd graders start by collaging newspaper buildings onto a sky blue background, then  layers of transparent tinted acrylic paints were added.

Busy first graders blocking in the first layer of their garden paintings.

3/4 split class and copper tooling project.

It has been a busy 2 months. Studio kids was happy to be involved again this year coordinating and executing most of the projects. I'll be posting more photos next week.Thanks a bunch to all the teachers and parent volunteers for all your help. It could not happen without you!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Spring Classes

Spring classes are now enrolling, check out our classes page and register today.
At Studio-kids our class sizes are small to allow plenty of time for individual attention.

Here's few shots from my daughter's "Art Party" in the studio a couple of weeks ago.

 The painting station....

 The sculpture station....

Always a good sign when your guests ask "After cake, can we go back into the studio to paint some more?"

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Inspiration from the Childrens Painting Class

A single sweet Clementine.

A pair of Persimmons on a pretty, petite platter.


 Shimla Mirch, or otherwise known as sweet bell.

Clementine, Clementine, oh sweet Clementine...

The first 3 paintings are acrylics on 5"x5" blocks of wood .  The pepper is acrylic on paper, measuring 4"x6". The 3 clementines are  acrylic on a 4"X9" canvas .

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Introduction to Painting with Acrylics

During this 3 session class we learned about complimentary colors.

Caroline's (7) lovely clementine.

In the first session we explored both watercolor and acrylic paints. We worked quickly so that the colors could mix and blend while they were still wet.

A still life composition, also by Caroline (7).

These paintings are all acrylics on small blocks of wood, approximately 5"X5." We painted very quickly; I love the gestural quality the students achieved in their paintings.

Ananya (6) loves Kiwi, so she was thrilled to have them model for her.
We started by first doing a quick sketch of the subject, kiwi's, limes or clementines today.

John's (10)  portrait of a clementine.
Since we were focusing on just one object, I wanted to make sure the kids made it pretty big. Then straight into the paint.

Kiwi's by Henry (6).
Subject first, background second, stem third, shadow fourth and then more paint and details on the subject.

Clementine by Henry (6).

A nice use of complimentary colours in this painting of a lime by John(10).

Other rules off my thumb: try not to use the default color straight out of the tube, let your brush strokes show on the painting, use more paint then you think you should,  and whatever you do, never, ever, ever ever paint with brown. Happy painting everyone!

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