Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some August Classes at Sunne Spot


New photos for some of the August classes at Sunne Spot.
First, here is the Last Sunday Art Meditation class project: Mola Paper Cut Birds. These are layers of colored papers cut away to reveal the colors underneath. This is way simpler than it looks. Sign up here. The other new photo today show the scrumptious cut paper crowns that we will make for the birthday boy or girl in your life. Also good for anniversaries, graduations, or any event that makes your friend into royalty-for-a-day.
Easy, breezy sign up here on my website.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Painting Girls at the Studio

Today at the Studio I had a couple of teens come by to fill up their morning with something scrumptious. They got to painting some brown paper bags to eventually turn into greeting cards or art journal papers or ... well, we await their decisions. I had them scrape on the gesso and paint. It saves a little paint and it also makes a flatter paper - not so much paint texture to write over.
You can see the stencil one girl cut for her paper at the top of this picture.
Some drying papers... Some work with alphabet stencils...
I like how this stencil turned out:
After this art girl stenciled she traced the letters with paint, stamped the paper with blue circles and white stars, then sprayed the whole with watered blue acrylic paint. I love this and I loved watching her work. My job here at the Studio is so excellent.
Lots of drying wonder pieces:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Oh! We had a great time yesterday at the Studio with Cate Wright, our visiting artist. Cate is a great teacher and taught us how to make the coolest beaded circle earrings.
Here are two of us beading away:
Here is my pair of finished earrings:And here is a picture of another pair.
One of the next classes coming up is going to be so much fun. It is called Art Architecture, will take place on the morning of August 14th, and you can sign up here. So: it is kind of about making dollhouses or Gnomie Homes, but if you are mostly grown up and your dolls already have houses, then maybe you need an altar, or a garage for your pocket sized cars, or a cubby for some special objects?
Check out this village:

Notice the very awesome use of recyclables?? We like to call it Trash Fashionable Housing.Here is the clothespin Lady of the House welcoming you. Come into the Studio any weekday morning to take a closer look at the village. The materials are very inexpensive and the process is pretty simple. A parent and child team may pay as one. Love to see you there.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What Do We Do On Vacation??

What if it is raining? Or pouring? Or what if your old man is snoring??

Come on along to Sunne Spot and make art. Make birthday cards or very personalized thank you notes. Watch your children draw. Make paper figures (warriors, fashion plates, fairies...)
Work on some pages in your summer art journal - Or better yet: register for our July Art Journal Making Class over at Or register to make these intriguing beaded earrings with visiting artist Cate Wright on Saturday, July 24th.You'll find a pleasant morning awaits you when you bring your current project or let us help you get inspired to make a new work of art.