Showing posts with label beehive art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beehive art. Show all posts

Saturday, January 2, 2016

studio set-ups

I know I'm not alone looking back over the year. I have oodles of images of children's ART from beehive classes, workshops and programs. And yes, the ART was incredible.  I had nothing to do with that except present the materials + methods + maybe some good tunes. It's always about the kids and the energy created for and by them. 

One thing I love to do is document the studio set-ups. The time before the paint flys and the energy is through the roof. It's a little nerve wracking but in a good follow your gut way with a variety of great materials, spectrum of colors and fun.  It's like setting up for a party and your best friends are coming.  It needs to be inviting and oozing with special excitement. 

It can be simple. Simple as markers + stickers on small papers, colored pencils or watercolors on strips of white fabric.  
It can be more involved. Like bookmaking, sewing or sculpture. 
What ever it is you've got up your sleeve, pay attention to make great.  So great that those small hands with big minds cannot resist the temptation to dive in and get lost. 

It all matters. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

beehive ART boxes

 WE are so happy to be spreading the word about our beehive ART boxes. We've put together our favorite materials and methods from the studio and put them in a box for you. 
 OPEN the box and explore!   
get your beehive ART box  here 



                                            coming soon.. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

turmeric dye

I've had my eye in this turmeric dye for quite some time. Luckily 
 I came across great inspiration from Ellie Beck at petalplum
If you're itching about natural dyes..
 she is the queen to go to. 
Her blog is chock full of natural goodness and beauty. 
and her  instagram is a daily treat. Thank you Ellie ! 

 I love love this rich yellow color  
and the technique is simple, clean and fun. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

studio color

                                           pop UP workshop   June 30 - July  1
                                         wood   flags   print   shells   paint

Monday, June 15, 2015

summer ART 15

 summer A R T 
is loaded with a variety
 of exciting projects including..
puppetry, painting,
bookmaking,  printing,
constructing, collage, 
paper mache, sculpture, 
 batik, mixed media,
drawing, wood working,
sewing, tie-dye and more.

e a r l y  b i r d  A R T
June 15 - 18    June 20 - 25 
Monday - Thursday 
11am - 1:00 pm
 kids 3 - 5  years
$175 week

s u m m e r   A R T 

   July 6 - 9       July 13 - 16 
July 20 - 23    July 26 - 30
 Monday - Thursday
 10:00 - 1:00 pm
 kids 4 - 9 years
$200 week

Sign up for more than one week.. 
each week is unique, offering 
new materials, techniques and explorations. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

wood sculptures

wood pieces, sharpie marker, wood glue, watercolor paint

I love everything about these sculptures. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ART studios for kids

Talk about inspiration, Meri Cherry has got it going on
 every single day, honestly cannot keep up with her! 
Honored to be included here in her pick of incredible inspired art studios for kids 

I love looking into spaces and creative places for children. Everyone has a different vision but we all mostly have the same mission.  When I first started summer ART, carrying Eli on my hip, I had classes in my kitchen, back porch and backyard - it was perfect. It almost doesn't matter about the space, it's the energy you bring to it. 
It's about the kids and they make the space. 
We moved beehive two years ago.  At the time, it was a sad day for us as we left our spacious studio with a cute store front. We've settled into our new home  and I LOVE it. It's small and efficient. Everything has its place, it's bright and cheery. It comes with incredible sunlight and a beautiful outdoor space. It's a space for kids. 
Below is Meri's outdoor art space which I am cuckoo over. 
I want to spend the afternoon in there with her and her girls making ART. 

Read more about art, kids, life here meri cherry blog.
Thank you Meri. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

great kids + great ART = best ART JAM ever!

painted snow
constructed igloos
created sculptures
ate s'mores
painted more
sculpted polar bears and penguins
made eskimo families and campfires

we had so much fun
 that we've got dates for