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What’s up in the art room? (May 2022)

Check out some of our current projects happening in the art room and how they’re made!

Check out some of what we’ve been up to below!

This month students finished up their still life acrylic paintings! They have all been taking a lot of time and doing their best work on these still life paintings! They did an awesome job! We first learned about composition and arranging a still life, completing several thumbnail sketches of inanimate objects arranged in different ways. Students had the chance to arrange objects and form their own set-ups. The decided arrangement was then sketched out onto a canvas. Before painting we talked about the color wheel and making our own colors as well as exploring tints, tones, & shades & undertones! Students completed these paintings with a limited palette – only using primaries and black and white, mixing all of their colors!

We also have a new art room friend -“Winnie”, our new Standard Poodle puppy! Evidently she likes belly rubs!

This month was also full of classes at other locations! Some fun projects at the Seaford Library, the Art League in OC, Roaring Point Campground, Greenwood Library & face painting! Check out more upcoming classes here!

I was also lucky enough to be able to complete these two pet portraits in May! “Waffles”, 8″x10″, in pastel. And “Buddy”, 8″x10″, in watercolor and pen!

Students also completed these fun pieces of art! Mixed media collage butterflies, pencil drawings, & Watercolor with pen!

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What’s up in the art room? (April 2022)

Check out some of our current projects happening in the art room and how they’re made!

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This month students are still working on their still life acrylic paintings! They have all been taking a lot of time and doing their best work on these still life paintings and I’m excited to see how they come out! We first learned about composition and arranging a still life, completing several thumbnail sketches of inanimate objects arranged in different ways. Students had the chance to arrange objects and form their own set-ups. The decided arrangement was then sketched out onto a canvas. Before painting we talked about the color wheel and making our own colors as well as exploring tints, tones, & shades & undertones!

This month was also full of classes! Some fun projects at the Seaford Library, the Art League in OC, Roaring Point Campground, & a special paint party at Westside Community Center!

One of my favorite Easter traditions is forcing loved ones to make Ukranian Easter Eggs (I think they really like it) – the cat was at least happy to join in. It’s a time-consuming method, using wax resist – the results are always cool!

Also preparing for some upcoming art events with painted wine glasses and polymer clay bookmarks! Check out Music & Arts @ Pemberton Park! Fridays in May to purchase!

We also took a little break from painting still life in classes to create an Easter project – Decoupaged Eggs!

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What’s up in the art room? (March 2022)

Check out some of our current projects happening in the art room and how they’re made!

Check out some of what we’ve been up to below!

This month students started working on a new project – still life acrylic paintings! We first learned about composition and arranging a still life, completing several thumbnail sketches of inanimate objects arranged in different ways. Students had the chance to arrange objects and form their own set-ups. The decided arrangement was then sketched out onto a canvas. Before painting we we talked about the color wheel and making our own colors as well as exploring tints, tones, & shades & undertones! I can’t wait to see all these completed still life paintings!

I was also able to hold a mini polymer clay succulent class at Westside Community Center, Felt flower plaques at Seaford library & painted pet portraits at Greenwood Library! And a partner program, Creative Science, Shrinking Turtles, at Westside Community Center too!

Also preparing for some upcoming art events with painted wine glasses and polymer clay hair pins! Check out Music & Arts @ Pemberton Park! Fridays in May to purchase!

This month I also worked on a commission – painting the top of table and chairs!

Students also finished up on color wheels and creating artwork using warm & cool colors to help create or evoke certain feelings, moods, or ideas into their art! Many focused on hands and how we can also use them to communicate with too! While others completed a painted gourd birdhouse and pet portrait!

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What’s up in the art room? (February 2022)

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This month students finished creating entries for the Ward Museum’s students art show – “No More Waste, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Everyone brought in plastic bags from retail shops, grocery stores, and plastic bags that breads, potatoes, and other foods are packaged in. Using an iron, we fused layers of plastic together to create a thicker plastic, adding lettering, colors, and cut-outs (from more plastic) to make our works of art colorful and unique! Finally, we cut and assembled our plastic, fusing pieces together to turn it into heavier duty bags, pouches, cases, and artwork! Artwork will be on display through June 12th!

February was full of paint nights in Ocean City at the Princess Royale through the OC Art League. As well as some held at the Seaford & Greenwood Libraries!

This month I was able to complete my first pastel commission of the year – “Admiral”. As well as work on some new painted glass pieces that will be available at the Ward Museum’s gift shop and upcoming art events! I also created an entry for Tropical Moscato – Follow this link and vote by leaving a comment on your favorite entry!

Click here and leave a comment to vote for your favorite entry!

Students also worked on color wheels and creating artwork using warm & cool colors to help create or evoke certain feelings, moods, or ideas into their art! Many focused on hands and how we can also use them to communicate with too!

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What’s up in the art room? (January 2022)

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Happy New Year! Check out some of what we’ve been up to below!

Tux was super excited to help us with our first project of the year; creating entries for the Ward Museum’s students art show! Students are creating a piece of upcycled artwork for the upcoming show “No More Waste, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Everyone brought in plastic bags from retail shops, grocery stores, and plastic bags that breads, potatoes, and other foods are packaged in. Using an iron we fused layers of plastic together to create a thicker plastic, adding lettering, colors, and cut-outs (from more plastic) to make our works of art colorful and unique! Finally we cut and assembled our plastic, fusing pieces together to turn it into heavier duty bags, pouches, cases, and artwork!

This month I was able to visit Parkside High and create mini succulent gardens out of polymer clay with students there!

We were also able to hold a painted wine glass class at the Seaford Library!

I’ve had some time this month to work on a fun commission project – painting a wooden Noah’s Ark set! And have also been working on adding some new polymer clay bookmarks to my Etsy shop! Check out this post on how I create my “Put a Fork in it” bookmarks and see them all in my Etsy shop!

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What’s up in the art room? (December 2021)

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Happy Holidays! Check out some of what we’ve been up to below!

Students had fun creating a gingerbread ornament from polymer clay or painting on slate for our final project of the year!

Fun at the Westside Community Center Annual Christmas Dinner Making crafts and playing games!

Students finished up working on their line drawings this month, focusing on line & form, pen techniques and watercolor! They’ve been working on creating forms and incorporating line and pen techniques to create shading! Their final step is to add watercolor in a fun way!

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What’s up in the art room? (November 2021)

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Happy Thanksgiving! Check out some of what we’ve been up to below!

Students finished up work on their awesome landscapes and we were able to see all their finished artwork on display at a local restaurant! They completed their layered landscapes in acrylic and oil pastels to achieve these awesome pieces! Everyone did such a great job on these and they look awesome on display!