Friday, June 26, 2009

Our Fantastic Students!

One of our "new kids," Levi working on
a colored pencil piece while Samantha
learns to mix colors in acrylic.

Jean working on an acrylic landscape.

Diane who has been with us for many years,
working on a colored pencil piece with Jane
in the background, also working in colored

Bob and Chuck (our token males) and
Diane in the background, with Jane in the
foreground, all working in colored pencil.

Hi All,
Thought you'd like to see what some of our students look like. This is the Wednesday class. All of our classes now are Open Studio, people can work in any media on their own projects at their own pace, with our guidance.
Carlynne and I are both, mixed media artists and between the two of us we have worked with or are still working with almost all media. We like having our students work on many different projects. It's fun for us and inspirational for them. They see something that someone else is doing and they want to try it themselves. Our students work in graphite, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, sometimes oil and pastels, and even gourds!! Yes, we have one student using acrylic texture mediums on gourds, look for more photos in upcoming posts.
We are thinking about starting some online lessons and critiques to reach more students. During my childhood and young adult years, I lived in a remote part of Michigan and the internet, had it been available then, would have been my lifeline to the art world. Instead I had to depend on what few books were available to me and draw and paint on my own, making the same mistakes over and over. It wasn't until I got to college that I had instructors to help me over my bad habits and mistakes.
Let us know what you think!
Peace, love and creativity to all,


Dayna Collins said...

Looks like everyone in the class is really enjoying themselves - but who wouldn't: they're creating art and playing!

Kelli said...

Yes, Dayna, we have lots of fun in our classes. We laugh a lot, do some therapy, and even learn about art.

Thanks for your comment.