the art critic

This is Hobbes, my cat. He loves to eat, sleep and ART CLASS. Hobbes jumps on the art table while i’m teaching children. He watches, tries to pick up a pencil. He is looking at a baby foot print (4 month old baby) Some girls decided we should make Hobbes. I chose Zen Doodling b/c…

a fishtastic commission!

This is one of the best commissions I ever had. i love painting for grown ups, but…for children?! The very best jobs I’ve had–have been commissions for children. It is a time for me to play, to create things that children would point to & laugh at. Dr. Stephanie Steinmetz of Steinmetz Pediatric Dentistry & Dr….

being human commission

This is a commission i finished for a Rabbi in Texas. Rabbi Scott commissioned me to create a logo for his classes. He is based in Texas, Shma Koleinu…Rabbi Scott suggested Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man for the logo. The name of his classes? ‘being Human’. I told him that woman & children are human too,…

the cat who wished to paint

my Thursday afternoon art class. three kids, they have no pets of their own. last week was their first class & i told them that Hobbes (my cat)  LOVES art more than anything. but, last week, they were a bit scared of him, i had to lock him out of the room. yesterday was their…

The Cat Who Loves Art Class

my cat’s name is Hobbes. when the kids come to my studio for classes, in walks Hobbes. Hobbes finally got to make his own painting. it is at the end of the series of Hobbes in art classes. (poor quality images taken via iPhone in low light)

2me4art project!

1. Watercolor paper. color a big swirl on one half of paper, using one color of OIL PASTEL. other side of paper, use another color & make another swirl in OIL PASTEL. i picked orange & purple. 2. paint– with WATERCOLOR paint, the colors that are closest to the OIL PASTEL color…i painted my purple…

bowl of gold…

yeah, i know, i forgot #3…anyway. lets talk about trash, shall we? I bought the wreath at the thrift store for $2.00. I bought the Chanukah gelt (and candy canes, they pick) for my art students to eat, but i ask they leave their trash with me because…geez, how often do you see GOLD tinfoil?!…

give your kids something to do…

over Winter break. This was made with a student who celebrates Chanukah. The same materials can be used to make Christmas ornaments. I’ll show those ideas soon…

teaching the artist to SEE…

this is my Monday, after school, art class…three 1st grade girls (my classes are no more then 3 children at a time, that i way, i get to create art with them)  i know these girls have been taught all day long, so i make my teaching very brief. At first, it is difficult to…