Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Owls and Pumpkins- ages 8,9 and me

Here are just a few of the drippy black glue and watercolor owls that the younger class did. Such wonderful vibrant colors and great wet on wet watercolor technique with marker in the background of the sky.

and some pumpkin watercolor examples that I did for my adult class

Sunday, October 25, 2015

November Friday Evening Art Class Info

Friday November 6th,  from 6 to 8:30 for ages 8-12, $35
Watercolor Stained Glass Trees  
Let's learn an easy watercolor technique that looks like stained glass.
This is a favorite project that the students often request.
All art supplies, 2 slices pizza, Welches Fruit snack and water will be provided.
Please email to reserve your spot and to get a registration form.

Friday, November 13th, from 6 to 8:30 for ages 8-12, $35
Talkin Turkey!
This fun turkey is peeking around the corner to say hi!
This time we will paint the simple shapes and patterns with acrylic paint on canvas. 
All art supplies, 2 slices pizza, fruit snack and water will be provided.
Please email to reserve your spot and to get a registration form.

We also have some spots available in the Weekly Student Classes.
Exploring Artages 7, 8, 9  -- Tuesdays, 5 to 7 pm, $110 /month of 4 classes
Exploring Art - ages 10, 11, 12  -- Wednesdays, 5 to 7 pm, $110 /month of 4 classes 
Exploring Art does just that. 
We use many different techniques, mediums, subjects and ideas. 
The projects are more involved and students have more room to explore their own ideas then in the Friday classes.
These classes are great for the serious student and to try many concepts and techniques.

Thank you,
Maria Leysens
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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Texture, Layers and Fun - Teen class

I am thrilled with the way these projects are turning out. The students looked at some examples of textured layered paintings and we talked about how interesting it is to put seemingly unrelated shapes together in a painting. The students chose subject, color/mood and backgrounds to include texture, color blocking, stamping and movement. Some used one canvas, some used a series of three. I am so happy to have a group of students that explore the project ideas and make it their own.

 my example

Fairy Dresses, age 8 -12

I saw a similar project online and thought I could modify the project for this class. The students took their time drawing and picking an environment for their fairy. We took 12x12 inch board and glued a background of scrapbook paper. Then the students chose papers to use for the dress and picked a color for the netting overlay. They used netting for the fairy wings and used different items to embellish their designs. This was a very popular project with the students.

and my examples