March 30, 2017

Learn to paint the landscape loosely - it is the last Landscape class and I wanted to really shake the stiffness out of my students. I decided to have them do timed paintings of no more than 20 minutes. I used bright photos of landscapes and instructed them to paint on...

March 28, 2017

How to paint a Furry Cat in Watercolor    

  1. Draw a rectangle on drawing paper.Use negative space (the space that is not the cat, ie. background shapes) to help place him into the rectangle.


2. Transfer to arches 140lb. watercolor paper by placing drawing...

March 25, 2017

Paint the Horse in Watercolor-

 This horse was painted from photograph

found on the internet. I started with good drawing. The eyes and the nose were hard to see, so I got some clear photos of horse's eyes and nose from the internet and practiced drawing and paintin...

March 23, 2017

Practice 10 minute paintings - This week my students painted 10 minute watercolors at the Vero Beach Museum.  Each student was given a colorful photo of  a bird with a brief time to sketch  onto the watercolor paper and mix colors. When ready, I set the timer for 10 mi...

March 23, 2017

Tricks and tips to improve your watercolor painting.

March 22, 2017

Painting cabbage in watercolor - I have always wanted to teach my students how to paint cabbage. Cabbage is very challenging because it requires knowledge of values. Values are the darks and lights which form the object the artist wishes to paint. If the values on the...

March 15, 2017

Make Horse Sculptures from Wire - We are having an exhibit at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on Deborah Butterfield. It is a fantastic display of horses, larger than life made with metal scrap pieces and some bronze that resembles found wood pieces. The students were ama...

March 8, 2017

Magritte inspired art project.


Magritte was a surrealist who was best known for his witty and thought-provoking images and his use of simple graphics and everyday imagery.This project is perfect for kids and teens. It did not go well with people with Alzheimer's, I th...

March 6, 2017

Calligraphy Lesson for All Ages 

My good friend Carla came to my Intergenerational class to teach the art of Calligraphy. The seniors and teens loved it and did such a fantastic job. I decided to post this lesson so that I wouldn't forget how it was done.

Calligraphy Les...

March 5, 2017

Rainbow Graphic Art Project for Kids 

I love this project. This is a fun colorful project to do at the beginning of spring.It is a great one to do with people that have limited mobility or Alzheimer's. Color has a miraculous cheering ability. Dick Blick's Liquid waterco...

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