Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monkey see monkey do

 I was subbing for a elementary school which was working on a scrap box collage assignemnt. The assignment choose a scrap of construction paper and then glue it onto white paper. Then draw the picture around it. Students saw mine(first one and see what they came up with....

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mother Daughter combos

A while back a etsy shop fan of my tribal trends shop recommended mother daughter combo sets of hair things. So here are my two examples of just that. A combo set is a headband hair bunch and a alligator clip bunch that matches. To purchase go to

Super Sandwhiches

Feast your eyes on these fancy foods. We made super sandwich drawings then we made sculptural sandwiches with my sat class at the gallery. To make a Super sandwich drawing stack a draw a top of a bun at the top of the pages and a bottom of a sun at the bottom of the page. Then fill with ingredients. Draw cheese lettuce, burgers, meats, gravy you can even add, candy, eye balls, etc. Here is my unfinished--( the plight of the art teacher) example.
I will post student examples later.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Translucent still life

I just finished teaching a day of still lifes at the art Gallery. The students are ages 7-13 and the day had several smaller drawing excerises to it The first was drawing part of a still life of translucent bottles and fake grapes in contour without picking up your pencil. Then draw the same object from the still life in blind contour- without looking at the drawing. The students had a paper folded into four parts for this actvitiy. The next drawing was the same onjects again but this time as a gesture drawing- quick fast broken sketchy lines to catch the movement of the onject. The last drawing was to draw the object in semi blind contour when you can look at the paper sometimes but not all the time.
This one I did with a private lesson the other night. Sorry it is so dark, I had to darker it so the light pencil would show.

The The second activity was the draw one part of the still life and pass it to a table neighbor who would draw the next part of the still life.

The above two examples are by two 7-9 year old girls who were sitting together.

For younger students we drew the still life then scribbled on the back in order to transfer it onto a drawing board.
For older students we drew the scene again.
The middle object in these is oil pastal and the outter objects are watercolor.

These images are by students ages 7-9

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter eggs!

Easter eggs So every year for the last few years I have been working on some thing for Easter.I do not not remember when I become so holiday oriented but it happened.
This year i went back to a holiday favorite the plastic Eeaster egg! I got some of the smaller 2 inch eggs for the kids at work to have an Easter egg hunt with. I struggled with what to stuff them with. I did not want to go with candy. I used jewelery I had made a long time ago. I also used other things I hand made and some silly bands. I had some foam shapes, google eyes and some cotton balls. I created the little guys above with the supplies and some hot glue magic.
I created these decoupage eggs with: Modge Podge, some printed tissue paper, some confetti and more hot glue magic! These eggs are available for purchase through my sculptresslink etsy shop. Set of three with a matching basket.
I also created some little foam bunny puppets for Easter which are also available for purchase on the sculptresslink shop.