Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Funky Owl Painting Class

My latest adventure in painting was a Funky Owl class!  What a cute subject!  I had four girls come out and paint with me.  We had soooo much fun!  

I love all of these smiling faces and the proud mamas and daddys!  When the parents come to pick them up and get to see their accomplishment is my favorite part.

Each little owl followed the same basic outline but turned out so differently.  Each girl added their own special touches.

My daughter painted with us, too.  I forgot to take a picture of her...such is life when you are the teacher's kid!
If you're interested in a painting class, just click here to see the iLearn Center's upcoming schedules.  You can also email me with questions or comments anytime.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

iLearn Classes

I'm so, so , so happy to announce that I am the newest staff member at McMinnville's own iLearn Center!  I'm even happier that our town has this wonderful facility to bring arts to our youth.
Since I am still teaching school during the day and have two busy kids, I am only offering one class in February and one class in March.  Hopefully, there'll be lots more to follow!

Tuesday, February 24 - 4:30-6:30 - Eiffel Towers - open to ages 8, 9, and 10 - acrylic on 16x20 canvas.  $30.00  includes class fee and all supplies!
Here are my two inspiration pieces.  Our artwork will be my combination of the two plus some of my own touches!

Friday, March 13 - 6:00-8:00 - Parent's Night Out Painting Class - drop them off any enjoy a nice dinner out:)! - Cat or Dog - open to ages 6, 7, and 8 - acrylic on 16x20 canvas - $30.00 includes class fee and all supplies!
Here's the inspiration pieces for the dog and cat design.  Aren't they just the cutest things?

Help spread the word...share with anyone you think might be interested in art classes!!

 There will also be two classes offered during the month of April and two during the month of May.  I'd love to hear your requests and suggestions for age groupings and subject material.
You can visit the iLearn website for directions, a complete schedule, and to book classes.  I am keeping my class sizes small for lots of personal attention!  These dates were just finalized today, so please give them time to get them listed.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thank you!!!

iLearn site:
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Art Classes, Anyone???

I've taught a few summer art classes in my home.  Being a teacher, this seems to work out well for me.  I absolutely loved it, and I heard lots of positive reviews from my students and their families.

I've noticed from emails, facebook posts, and people just stopping me in person that there is a real need for regular art classes in our community.  It is my opinion that this void needs to be filled.  I took art lessons as a child and they have forever impacted my life.

I am hoping to offer this service soon.  I do have long tables, chairs, and plenty of supplies.  I've also got lots of fun and educational ideas!  All I need is the space...

My summer art classes were in my home.  This is fine for a few weeks in summer, but it is just not practical for all of the time.  All I need is a simple room with a bathroom and definitely a sink!  I'd be happy to pay rent!

So, this is a call for help!  If you agree with me about the importance of art education and inspiring all of our budding artists, please be on the lookout for the perfect space!

Share this information with anyone who might have ideas or access to a space.  I am open to other suggestions as well!

Look at all of these talented artists!  Thank you in advance for your help and I hope to see you in class!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eiffel Tower Class Coming Soon!

I had planned an Eiffel Tower class last summer and had to cancel it due that awful ear infection I had.  Thank goodness I finally kicked that!  I promised the little ladies that had signed up for that class that they would have a spot reserved and a discount.  I'm keeping that promise!  I'll let everyone know the finalized date soon.  Don't you just love the inspiration painting?  Gorgeous!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Summer Class Sneak Peek!

My first summer of classes was such a success!  I am so looking forward to another season of fun and painting.  I've got two possible dates in Junes selected.  For the older group, we will be doing mushroom houses based on the image above.  It is going to be soooo cute and have lots of opportunities for custom detail.

For the younger group, we will be doing daisies and focus more on shading and complimentary colors.

No plans for July yet, but I am taking suggestions.  I'll post more details as soon as I have them!  I'm looking forward to it!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Banana Splits: The Class





My last art class of the summer!  This group of banana split girls were sooo sweet to work with.
This is the first time I've offered classes and I had such a good time.  I think I enjoyed even more than the kids!  I am planning on offering a couple of classes this fall and at least one holiday themed class before Christmas.  

Thank you so much to all of you who took a class, expressed interest and support, and suggested ideas.  It means the world to me that I am able to do what I love.  I can't wait to see what happens next!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Louis Vuitton: The Class

I LOVED teaching a teen class!  This was my first time painting with kids over the age of 10 and it was so much fun!  The girls all were very talented, patient, and just had such sweet personalities!

You can see how cute their bags turned out.  We did all the backgrounds first and then added all of the details on top.  The little Louis Vuitton logos on the bag were definitely the hardest part!

I know their artwork turned out adorable, but look how cut these girls are, too!  I love their style...the buns, scarves, skinny jeans, and monogrammed tees.  These girls have got it going on!  Let me just tell you, they were every bit as sweet and polite and they are cute.

I am already planning a new teen class.  Stay tuned!