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…

rock, paper, scissors & glass

her media choices are ever changing, her style changes as does the seasons. My mother finds an art form & takes it every direction she cares to, until she stumbles onto another. Her studio table, today, is covered in glass- bright, colorful & sharp. All waiting to be assembled. On her shelves, sit her origami…

Peace art project for kids…

Directions: I drew the dove & photocopied it onto card stock. I looked up every symbol for Peace in the world & drew them on a chalkboard. (At an art store, I purchased boxes of white only oil pastel) This project was done at our Jewish Temple in Birmingham. I had every class come to…

my art studio in action

Soon…i have to wait just a little while longer for children to come & make magic happen.  make art.  fill the studio with their work.  best of all…bring me laughter.

Art is Magic…

This was an idea I had for of the days of Creation. Sun & Moon. I have it wrong however, because the Moon is female & the Sun is male…forgive me. I started with the Sun, we used a coffee can top as the template for the circle. We used black oil pastel for the…

and all I had was my iPhone

I, being the perfect daughter (dripping sarcasm, i write), visited with my mother (i am blessed) on Mother’s day. No camera, only iPhone (Ggrrr). I should know by now that I should never go home…(oops) to my parent’s house, without my (damn) camera. My mom made this piece of art (that I left behind 😦…

This artist’s sketchbook has my studio’s logo

At the beginning of class we learn to draw one thing, usually an animal. The hardest thing about learning to draw is learning where to start & that when you start- to learn to see where the lines are off & how to correct them. These are things that people/kids assume they are supposed to…

Look what my art students gave to me

I didn’t want go to teach this morning, but I know once I get there, the kids always change my mood for the better. I had Kindergarten first-22 kids. We were talking about good deeds & one of the children said he wanted to make a painting & give it to me as his good…