Saturday, September 26, 2009

This week we continued with line, and shape. Then we did a fun project that was abstract in exploring values made by line as well as using design (big, med., sm.). Some of the students put their own twist on it and became creative with adding values using pock-a-dots, and plaid.
 What awesome students!

We have had a few calls for younger art students. We would love to have a class for ages 6-9 on Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 pm. Please tell your neighbors and friends that may be interested to give us a call. Thank you.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Pencil Pacers

The Thurs. 4:30-5:45 pm class named themselves the "Pencil Pacers".
In class we continued to learn about the importance of "line", an element of art. I then introduced the next element of art "shape". 
I passed a bag around the class with seashells in it and they reached in blindly to choose one. They drew contour drawings of their shell until they were happy with the shape. Then they did a line drawing in ink and finished it with color for the end result. 
Next week, we will use that shell shape to do another project emphasizing both line and shape.
Great job kids! 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Welcome the Studio!

The Youth Art Center is off and running. We were thrilled to have excited bodies fill the classroom on Thursday.

We started off by introducing the "Elements of Art"; Line, Shape, Color, Value, Form, Texture and Space. Then spent the rest of the class time doing contour drawings of objects and each other, training our eyes to draw what we see. Often we use symbols, drawing what we know instead of what we see.

It's a great way to break away the fears of not being perfect, get comfortable with each other, laugh and begin learning.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Classes Begin Today!

Hurray!!! We are excited to get in the studio. 
We are still cleaning and arranging things but good to go.
FYI- There are pending classes for ages 8-12 on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 pm as over-flow. And, adult classes Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm. Also, there will be a discount for all Rexburg Art Guild members. 

We look forward to seeing you in the studio.