Friday, October 22, 2021

Fall Leaf Art Lessons

Now feels like a great time to revisit a couple of my favorite fall leaf art lessons.
Links below

A great lesson for a wide age range, combining science and art

A great lesson in observation with the addition of watercolor experimentation

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Collaborative Art Classes

Family Collaboration

This was a wonderful opportunity to help this family create a collaborative painting where each person chose and painted a bird to represent themselves (along with one for dad). Not only did they create a beautiful work of art, but they created lasting memories. And what a great exercise in working together as a team. It was a privilege to be a part of this series of classes.

My good friend and student, Zella (5)



 Zella's parents approached me with the idea of helping her create a series of pet portraits to gift to friends, family and colleagues. I create the initial contour sketch of the animal and she takes over from there. She creates the backgrounds using a wide variety of techniques. She decides on colors and media.   And I offer suggestions (and help when it's welcomed) in adding shadows and details. In between these pet portraits, she has time to work on "Zella art". 
We've been collaborating for about a year now and I look forward to more!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Art Birthday Fun!

(My example)

 This past Saturday I had the opportunity to lead 12 5th grade friends in creating some adorable 
sea otter paintings. They were such a Fun group! Happy Birthday Savvy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Summer Art Fun


We created our jellyfish using masking fluid and watercolors

Tempera paint sticks and watercolor with salt

How beautiful and ethereal is this snowy owl?!

Acrylic and Watercolor


Masking fluid, watercolors and paint pens

Amanda Evanston inspired "1,2,3 Elephant"

Clay Cake Box From Cassie Stephen's Book

Chalk pastel and watercolor

Hedwig from Harry Potter

This was a Fun Summer in my art space! Thanks to All my "Marymakers" for spending some creative time with me! Salt and watercolor for the Win! 😁