Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Art Fun

Sharpie Line Portraits with Bleeding Tissue Paper

 Piers in 1 point perspective with creature "selfies"

my experiment

Mixed Media Orca Collages

Well, the award for the biggest slacker in art teacher blogging goes to........yup, that would be me. Is there anyone out there anymore? I didn't mean to stay away for so long. I have been doing some posting on Facebook and Instagram. My Generation X self is still grappling with so much social media I suppose. I know....excuses, excuses. 😀

This summer I have 3 different themed art classes. June: Draw, Paint, Clay Collage, July: Animals and Birds, and August: Unique Material Art Lab. This month has been all about playing with different media. I like to inject an extra sense of play in my summer classes. I find the kids really appreciate the encouragment to just explore and play with media and not worry about the end product. I suppose I may be speaking to my own inner artist as well. 


  1. I love the perspective piers with creature selfies! Such a clever/unique idea for teaching perspective! They make me smile.

  2. Thanks Phyl! Ironically, this week we did 2 projects that were in part inspired by you. "Summer Lanterns" ( I showed the kids pictures and a video of Illumination Night in Martha's Vineyard that you had shared with me, and clay loons. (I was so struck by the beauty of these birds on your blog.)

    1. We are going back to Martha's Vineyard this summer for a couple of days during a trip to Cape Cod, and will be there for Illumination Night again! It's been probably 15 years since we saw it and I'm super-excited!

    2. I'm looking forward to seeing your loons and your lanterns!

  3. I love everything with line so those bleeding tissue portraits are plenty appealing to me. But tell me what child doesn't love Orca art? That looks like a real hit.


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