Every Face Tells a Story! Feeling gratefully blessed! I have loved drawing/painting portraits for as long as I can remember. Even with that said, I wasn't the best at it when I was younger! My desire to be able to draw realistically nudged me along to find others who could help me to that end. I fondly remember my Jr. High and Highschool art … [Read more...] about Grateful News!
What a wonderful place to have our Art Reception and Exhibit! The staff was very helpful and the food was fabulous, as always! Live music was provided by Brian Hickman on cello and Kirsten Weiss on Violin. It added so much to our reception! You can view the art anytime at the B2 Cafe now until the end of June. Students range in age from 11 - … [Read more...] about B2 Cafe Spring Student Exhibit
Thirteen-year-old Abigail, known to her friends as Abby, is a student with an obvious enthusiasm for art. When she is drawing in class, it's often with a huge smile on her face. Abby wanted to draw her baby cousin as a gift for her aunt and uncle and decided that last Christmas would be the perfect time. The reference photo that she chose did … [Read more...] about Student Spotlight – Abby
photo art courtesy Anna Laero, Flickr As an adult student, one of the greatest difficulties to developing my art is making time. For that matter, making time seems to be the difficulty with most things-- finding that precious and elusive balance between work and recreation, obligations and creativity. When Audrey announced the three-day Color … [Read more...] about Student’s Perspective: Making Time for Art – Keri
Art is simply more than just playing. Creating any kind of art uses a different side of your brain and it challenges you to solve problems creatively. There is no set recipe, but you can use some tools of the trade to help. Let’s take using color for example. Colors evoke emotions by themselves regardless of subject matter. Learning to use the … [Read more...] about Color! Bloom and Grow as an Artist!
Color Theory I - 3 Day Workshop Don't miss this opportunity to learn about color. Not sure this Workshop is for you??? Listen to what student Kelsey Zink said about her experience: "Imagine Dorothy on her farm in Kansas. You could easily illustrate it with smooth graphite, rich charcoal, soft pastel. I enjoyed learning to work with all … [Read more...] about OZ, the Journey from Black & White to Color! – Kelsey Zink
Treat yourself to the vibrant energy of color in this 3 Day Color Theory Workshop! There's still time to get your registration in for the discount. You'll walk away with a wealth of knowledge and tools to use with color. Here's what student Sherri Davis had to say about her experience after she attended a workshop. "At the time I took … [Read more...] about What Are You Waiting For? – Sherri Davis
IT'S BACK!!!! Join me for a 3 Day Color Theory Workshop and learn how to mix and use color! This has been the most requested workshop that I offer. Now you can see what all the buzz is about! Here's what student, Markus Pope, had to say about the workshop. "In my opinion, understanding color theory is essential for any artist, whether you're … [Read more...] about 3 Day Color Theory Workshop February 9 – 11 – Markus Pope
Each year end I begin to reflect on the past year and look into the new year ahead. What do I want to accomplish in 2015? With a Finish Line on the radar I can begin to plan my strategy and mini goals to get there. I want to challenge you to consider what you want to accomplish with your art this next year. Having a coach help you along the … [Read more...] about What is Your Finish Line for 2015?
I am experiencing the difficulty of drawing a portrait from a reference photograph that speaks emotional volumes to me. All the things that Audrey has warned about drawing people we know-- the personal references that distract from objectively viewing the subject-- are ringing true as my current work-in-progress creeps along at a … [Read more...] about Drawing an Emotional Portrait – Keri