Thursday, June 16, 2016

Watecolors and ink, rhythm and patterns, teen class

I wanted to share a project the teen students did at the end of the year. We used a longer format watercolor paper and the students had to come up with a subject that twisted, interacted or looped together down the page. Then we added some diagonals so that the students could think of color or value changes for interest. Using white and black ink for patterns and textures was the icing on the cake. What a wonderful job they all did!












Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday Evening Art Classes for April and May


Friday April 22, From 6 to 8:30 pm, $35 fee for ages 8-14
Lighthouse (Marblehead, Ohio)
We will learn how to paint sky, a simple lighthouse, the ground and simple trees.
Using step by step teaching, all the students will do a great job!
(I will have the simple shapes pre drawn on the canvases to help the students get the right proportions)
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Art supplies, 2 slices pizza, Welches fruit snack and water will be provided.

Email to reserve your spot and get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.










Friday May 6, From 6 to 8:30 pm, $35 fee for ages 8-14
Large Oil Pastel Cupcakes
We will learn how to draw cupcakes using simple shapes and shading.
The students will learn about observation, light direction and oil pastel techniques.
They will be able to pick their heavy background paper color and the paper is 17x22 inches.
Art supplies, 2 slices pizza, Welches fruit snack and water will be provided.

Email to reserve your spot and get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.












Friday May 13, From 6 to 8:30 pm, $35 fee for ages 8-14
Flip flops on the beach
Say hello to summer time with a beach project.
We will use patterns to design our flip flops and use various painting techniques for the water.
The students will use patterns and various painting techniques to make it their own.
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Art supplies, 2 slices pizza, Welches fruit snack and water will be provided.

Email to reserve your spot and get a registration form.
Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.













Thank you,
Maria Leysens
mklart@zoominternet.net
Room 101, an Art Studio in Mars
Located across the street from the Mars Post Office

Map quest 225 Crowe Ave, Mars PA 16046 and drive to the back parking lot.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Costumed Pets, ages 8-13 and ages 7-10

We took pet portraits and painted them in historical costumes that found in various art books.
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

 my example























Pet Portraits, ages 8-13

These pet portraits were done with acrylic paint on stretched canvas in one Friday evening. The students looked for the simple shapes to draw the animal on paper for practice. And then together we drew on the canvas to paint.








Lemons and Color Bounces, ages 10-12

This was a nice quick project that gave the students a chance to see how colors and light bounce between two objects.

my example






Flowers in a Jar, ages 7-10

This is a nice way to welcome spring! Acrylic and sharpie marker on canvas board.