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20170622_221928We had our last day of camp for this session yesterday and the kids did a fabulous job painting like Piet Mondrian.  We created his “Still Life with Oranges” from 1899.  The kids learned about color mixing, composition and about 4 different artists during this Art Camp Session.  Great work everyone!

20170621_201220On Day 3 of this session of Art Camp we painted Edouard Manet’s “Roses and Lilacs” from 1883.  Nice work everyone!

20170620_151751Yesterday at Art Camp we painted like Paul Cezanne … recreating his “House in Provence” from 1885-86.  We have a large group of Art Campers this week painting beautiful works of art.  If you have a young painter who would like to join in here is the schedule for the rest of the summer and you can click here to register:

Ages 5 – 7  (10 am – Noon)  $60 per session

July 6-7, 2017  –  Camp #3  Local Scenes
July 10-11, 2017  – Camp #4    Famous Painter’s Animals (Mondrian & Matisse)
August 3 – 4, 2017  – Camp #7  Post-Impressionism (Van Gogh & Matisse)

Ages 8 – 13  (9 am- Noon)   $150 per session

July 17 – 20, 2017  – Camp #5   Modern (Rothko, Johns, Pollack, & Picasso)
July 24 – 27, 2017 – Camp #6  Post-Impressionism (Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin & Cassatt)

20170619_201551-1Yesterday we started another session of Art Camp.  This group, with young painters ages 8-13, learned about color mixing and created a color wheel as well as worked on learning to tint color and discover more about color value.  We then applied what we learned to our first painting of the  session, Claude Monet’s Pink Water Lilies.  Nice work everyone.  Can’t wait to see how you do today!

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On my way to work a few weeks ago I stopped in at a local auction house as I had seen that they had a few old sewing machines listed.  I have been on the look out for a Singer Featherweight ever since I saw the one that my friend Sandra brought to a sewing class last year.  I had read about them but never actually been in the presence of one.  I was in love and knew I had to find one for myself.  As I walked up to the table at the auction house that held the two sewing machines I held my breath hoping this would be the day.  Imagine my joy when I realized they were both Featherweights.  The problem was I couldn’t stay for the auction.  I had 15 people arriving for a paint party within the hour so I left a sealed bid on both machines…one machine was in good shape and the other not so much.  I held my breath waiting to hear if I got one.  When I finished work that day I still hadn’t heard anything so I went back by the auction and it was still going one.  But low and behold, I had gotten one of the machines…the one in the better shape.  I couldn’t wait to call my friends who work on antique machines and have them pick it up and check it out for me.  They did and were just as excited as I was that I had found it.  20170619_064645Now I have it back all oiled and ready to sew.  Now I can’t decide what to make first!  It’s almost too beautiful to use but I know it’s too  lovely not to use.  These little workhorses are much sought after and very collectible. Mine is from 1946….they each have serial numbers so we know when it was made. Read more about them here.  I LOVE IT!

Patriotic Barn JuneThere is loads of fun to be had at The Studio….almost every day!  We have classes and  paint parties for people of all ages.  You saw the last few days the wonderful work that our young artists created.  Well, this weekend we had our adult artists and friends working on beautiful paintings.

First, we had a Patriotic Barn Paint Party on Friday night.  And then yesterday we had our monthly Paint Your Pet’s Portrait Party.  Did I mention that we have so much FUN at The Studio???!!!!

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The second day of Art Camp with our young painters had us recreating Monet’s Pink Waterlilies.  Look at what a marvelous job these kids did!  Art Camp continues next week with our older group…ages 8-13.  And we have many more sessions planned for the summer.  Check them out here for your   young artists!