Monday, June 29, 2015

pop up

WE will be tie dying, constructing, collaging 
and painting all things
 red white & blue 
and a whole lot more! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

early bird color

                                            summer ART 15     week one 

                                   painting   printing   mobiles   starfish   lanterns

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 29, 2015

indigo.. continues

  Wrapping things up with our indigo quilts..
 beautiful images of the girls tying their quilts off.

We sewed and dyed
pillow cases to match.
I am SO proud of these girls.. 
sweet dreams beehive sewers! 

in case you missed it, 
click here for first indigo quilt post.

Dad's Day Poster

We all want to make something really special and one of a kind for dad for Father's Day. Last June we made these SUPER RAD DAD posters for our beehive dads, they were a big hit in the studio and again at home. We use 12" x 18" matte board, you can also use any card stock or heavy weight paper. I love using  paper stencils, an easy hardware store find... they usually come in two sizes and I often mix them up and use both. Watercolor resist (oil pastel and watercolor paint) is a favorite technique that we use here to create these posters. 

- stencils
- matte board
- pencil
- sharpie marker
- oil pastels
- watercolor paint and brushes
- paper towel

1.  Stencil your message with pencil and outline the letters with a sharpie. 

2.  Draw with oil pastels... play with color groups or patterns or just go nuts with lots of color.

3.  Paint over the oil pastel with the watercolor paint. The areas where you haven't used the oil pastel will absorb the paint and the areas with the pastel will resist it. Have a paper towel nearby to dab up the excess paint. Too much paint can dissolve the paper. 

4. Let your poster dry 

5. GO find your super rad dad !!

Friday, May 22, 2015

wood sculptures

wood pieces, sharpie marker, wood glue, watercolor paint

I love everything about these sculptures. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Nod Bookmobile

WE were honored to have these lovely ladies and 
The Nod Bookmobile visit the studio this weekend. 

The bus is loaded with fun games, toys, books, pillows, poofs,  rugs and tee pee. 
Jen and Tatiana work their magic to create the most inviting
 magical setting for children of all ages. 

Story time, campfire, s'mores, bag races and lots of super hero fun was had.
Little Golden books were sold to benefit Milk and Bookies, a non profit organization that donates books to children in need. 

           And they're off to spread more magic and wonder.
 So long Nod Bookmobile ! 

The Land of Nod 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

6 o'clock shadows

     I couldn't resist the shadows and color bursts. 
I just dyed beehive tees for my friends
 from The Land of Nod. They'll be here Saturday 
on their Nod Bookmobile, we're very excited! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015