Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Help support the Art G.A.P.

DONATE GENTLY USED ART SUPPLIES... you know, that open box of crayons that has been sitting around collecting dust, or starting to melt...  or those Markers that you no longer use.
How about that stack of coloring books that is partially used, but your kids have outgrown.
Those things will be cherished and used in our art classes.
 What about the idea of giving a child an art lesson.  The average cost of a Lesson for a Classroom of 25 to 30 students is around $25 to 30.  Yes, Suzanne's Studio strives to keep costs at $1.15 per student, or less.  This allows for us to give the kids fresh supplies, new pencils, and nice drawing paper to use.  There's something special about being the FIRST to use a new set of crayons.  Every child will get the experience of using a NEW SET at some point in the program.  But we also emphasize using supplies wisely so that other students can use them too!  Donate though our Art Room Aid link: HERE!
Our newest product is our custom license plate frame. 
Support our efforts an 25% goes to the Art GAP fund!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Summer Art Camps, Group, and Individual Art Lessons!

Now is the time to start planning out those summer activities.

Fun in the Sun can also include Summer Art Classes.  The Creative Art Garden is the balance between outdoor fun and games with creative art and eating....  Throughout the summer the studio is bustling with activities and artful creations.

2017 Summer Art Camp 

A Full-Day Artful Workshop/Camp Experience
Tuesday to Friday,
9:45 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m.
Two Projects Each Day.

Morning Project 1: 10 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Lunch 12:00 - 12:45 (Bring Snack and Lunch & Beverage)

Afternoon Project 2: 1:00 - 3:00

Outdoor Painting, 
Studio Painting,
Squiggles and Giggles,

Outdoor (sunscreen/hat/sunglasses suggested)
Materials Included - Pay for All 4 Days.
Portfolio Building Opportunities.
Ages 8 - 15
Limited Space / R.S.V.P. today!

 Session One: 
Tuesday, June 27 - Friday, June 30
Session Two: 
Tuesday, August 7 - Friday, August 10
Cost:  $289 for Four Day Camp
Link to the on-line Registration here.  
You will receive a confirmation e-mail with class details from Suzanne.

crEATive heARTs workshops, hosted by FIONA combines Art, Food and Fun.  Several Dates are already on the calendar... space is limited to 8 to keep classes small.  $25 per session.
7/3, 7/21, 7/24, 8/7.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Link Here!

Art in the Park, Pop-up Art Session at Local Parks and Public Spaces throughout the Summer Months. (Most Likely on Wednesdays) Please keep in touch on the school FB page, and request a calendar update from Suzanne.  #ArtbySuzanne #SuzanneGibsonArtist

Art for Adults Too!

May 20th: Canvas & Wine Party 
June 17th: Four Seasons Paint Night
Want to HOST your own group of kids at your home or back-garden?  We can do that too!  We love that!  Contact Suzanne directly to discuss options.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Magic in May: Art and Play!!!

Magic in May!!!

EVERY DAY IN MAY we will offer registration specials and Art Kits...

Art Kits for children, adults, sketching, travel, watercolor, acrylic or more.

Individual, group, and Duo Art Lessons and Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

Mother's Day: $50 Duo Art Lesson for you and your mom... Purchase between now and Mother's Day!!!

Mother's Day SPECIAL

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

About Suzanne

Suzanne Gibson born in Preston, England.  She moved to Torrance, California as a young child with her family, and has made the South Bay home for over 30 years.
Attended San Francisco State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design & Housing. After graduation, Suzanne returned to the South Bay and established her Fine Art & Interior Design business. 

Inspired by the world we live in, where we live, and the people around her, especially children, she works in a variety of mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, mosaics, pastel, collage, sculptured papers and colored pencils.  Suzanne’s educational focus it to bring art to all students, regardless of skill, experience, or financial situation. 

Suzanne also provides instruction for Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts who are working towards Art Badges & Belt Loops.  She has been an active docent for Adventures in Art (Torrance) since 2007.

In 2013 Suzanne expanded her art instruction to Buford and Felton Elementary Schools in Lennox and has since launched the ARTGAP,  a non-profit art education program.  The outreach of the ArtGAP brings art and experiences to Dapplegray Elementary in Palos Verdes, After school Programs in San Pedro, and the Parks and Recreation Art Program in Manhattan Beach.  Art has no boundaries.

Mural installations  include: “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” mural, St. James Catholic Pre-school, Redondo Beach.  “California Citrus”, private residence,  Los Feliz, California.  “A Whale’s Tale” and “Underwater Postcard” at a private residence in Long Beach, California.  And most recently a Mural Restoration project in West Los Angeles.

Current and Recent Art Shows:

“New Art – New Year” at the Neutra Art Gallery - 2017
Manhattan Beach Jazz Festival – 2016
Manhattan Beach – Art in the Park – 75th Anniversary Chalk Art Festival - 2016
Mother Nurture – Breastfeeding Week Show / Redondo Beach, August 2015
Hawthorne Good Neighbors Day, 2015
San Pedro Art Association, San Pedro, CA
Chamber of Commerce Show, 2014, 2015
Spring  & Summer 2014,2015
Big Bear Artwalk – July 2014, July 2015
Solo Art Show – July/August 2014 – Madrona Marsh, Torrance
ARTLIFE GALLERY, Plaza El Segundo (2011 – 2012)
Old Town Temecula – Plein Air Festival (2011).

Upcoming: “Seasons Greetings” at the Madrona Marsh – a solo show (December 2017)

Suzanne resides in the South Bay with her husband, John,
and three children, David, Alexander & Fiona.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Project - Rough Draft for 2017

Grade Levels: 1, 2, and 3

Artists to Present:

      Primary Colors / Color Wheel / The Four Seasons of Trees

      Acrylic and Watercolor – Black Sketch Wash Pencils

      American Folk Art / Cut Paper and Modge Podge

Salvador Dali
      Surreal Paintings / Melted Clocks

Suzanne’s Original Art
      Carnival of Animal
      Mixed Media using ALL TECHNIQUES OF FIRST 4 LESSONS.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I am working on a Multi-Leveled Project Based on this project:Primary Sailboat. 

This will be a "BIG" project and I'm looking at all my students, (Past, Present and Future) to be involved to a degree... big or small... that includes parents, graduates, teachers, college students, and various other areas where I've been connected with you. 
Watch your email/inbox/facebook for a personal invitation... and just see what is in store for 2017... 

"Come Sail Away with Me"... is the theme...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Holiday Shopping Ideas!!! Art Classes!!!

Let's get it out there....

We Love Art!!! We Love Artists!!!
So now that we've got that figured out, let's talk about gift ideas....

Art Classes!  🎨🎨🎨🎨

Four Seasons of Art Classes!
Pay for 8 seasonal art lessons. 2 in each season.  On location or in studio (El Camino Village), you choose. Each 2 hour session To be scheduled with Suzanne to fit Your busy schedule.
Pencil, Charcoal, and Acrylics.
Includes All Supplies:. $325


classes for children.
(W. 37th Street, San Pedro)

Start in January, 2017 on Mondays.
4:00 arrive. 4:15 Art Lesson Starts.
Watercolor, Pencil, and Drawing Techniques.  Ages 7 to adult
Students and parents are encouraged to paint and explore together.

Snacks &Drinks are included at the Corner Store for all PRE-REGISTERED STUDENTS.
(San Pedro)
Register for 8 classes, get two free.

Jan 9, Jan 23, Jan 30,
Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 27,
Mar, 6, Mar 20,
Apr 3, Apr. 17, Apr 24,

*** Corner Store Specialty Price ***  $30 per lesson. (Parent & 1 child) $240 for 8 lessons.
$20 single child lesson ($160 for 8) regular price is $25 per lesson

Sibling discount offered with full registration. 
First child full price, $160  Sibling $128  WITH FULL REGISTRATION OF 8 LESSONS
sibling -$4 per lesson...  

Art should be fun and relaxing... and you can enjoy that idea with me!!!

Watch for New Specials for the Holidays.  Art Gift Sets.  Painted Gifts. Ornaments, and so much more.

NOVEMBER 26, 2016 only!!!
Small Business Saturday: Ornament and Gift Sale.

All Custom Orders will be 30% off... #SmallBusSatwithSuzanne

For Registration Package and Details.