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Painting is the focus for February!

This month we are back to painting after a month of drawing in January. I know the students and Miss Mary are looking forward to getting a paintbrush back in their hands. Staring off this first week back with paints the students are using Mary's favorite medium being watercolors. We hope you guys are looking forward to all the awesome work our students will be turning out this month as much as we are!

January is all about drawing.

This month our students will be focusing on drawing with a variety of mediums. So far we have focused on charcoal, graphite, and this week we will be using ink. We have drawn hands, horses, and even bears with silly hats. I'm not sure but I have a feeling we will be painting next month. I cannot wait to see what Mary has planned for next month.

Printmaking in November!

This month we will be focused on printmaking. There are many techniques we are looking forward to trying with our students this month. This first week is a little tough. We are learnig about mono-prints which really means you just get one shot at it. You may spend a lot of time getting your piece just right but then you only have one shot at transfering you image to the paper. A bunch of fun and a little bit of pressure will hopefully challenge and amuse all of us this month!

October is mixed media month!

Exploring collage while using a variety of mediums this month we hope to impress upon our students that they are only limited in their imagination when it comes to finding materials to make thier art with. We also feel it's important for every artist to be aware there is so much that we throw away that could be used to make awesome art. Being that starving artist is a common term we use that should let you know artist have always been scroungers and very creative in finding new ways to use whatever was around and free!

Degas' ballerinas this week.

There are quite a few of our students who are very excited this week thanks to Degas and all of his ballerina paintings. Sometimes it seems like at least half of his work was about ballerinas. Mary has chosen some dancers from his various works to do with all of our age groups. Starting a little easy and getting harder along the way to our advanced students. We are using oil pastels, baby oil, and black acrylic paint.