Wednesday, June 27, 2012

summer heat, summer hits

summer is in full swing here.  we have even begun to hit 100+ in temperature here in north texas.  (yesterday we hit 106!)  that makes me even more glad to be teaching lots of summer art classes, inside, away from the scortching texas sun.  i thought this week i'd share some of the hits from those classes so far.

my preschool class is rocking.  we've been doing a lot of watercolors and oil resist paintings, using oil pastels and watercolors. fish are always good to do with little ones because they are generally easy to draw and their forms are very forgiving.  and watercolors are the perfect medium for painting both water and things in water.

i also love these drippy jellyfish.  i got this idea from for the love of art here.  this was really challenging for my preschoolers because to get those drips, they had to hold the paper upright with one hand while using the brush with water with the other hand. 

and these james rizzi inspired birds are fabulous.  got this idea from deep space sparkle here.  love, love, love how these came out!

i'm also teaching a couple of drawing classes this summer too.  My drawing classes are so hands on and full of so much demo that it's hard for me to take pictures.  but i did snap this one of a great gesture drawing.  we do entire sessions of 1 minute and 2 minute gesture drawings.  it's really intense and really, really fun!

i've got so much more to share, but i'll save those for another post.  i'll leave you with this...

remember my summer manifesto here?  i'm doing my best to stick to it.  make new colorful pillow covers for the couch pillows...check!  i used this easy tutorial here, if you're interested.

this's to inspiration, action, and beating the summer heat!


1 comment:

  1. What a cool way to beat the heat! (Pardon the bad pun...) It's going to hit 100 here in the Cincinnati area today thru the weekend so I'm staying inside myself!!


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