Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Summer Studio Art Schedule

Suzanne's Summer Studio is going to be full of color and wonder this year...

Check out the descripton of the classes
and the times offered.
Individual, Dual, and Group Lessons are available.
Group and Family Discounts are avialable.

Field Trips

Please contact me directly with any questions about classes, dates, materials, and pricing.

Ages 3 - Pre K
Play Based Art Lessons and Playtime.  Allowing little ones the freedom to explore shapes, colors and textures 
Monday and Wednesday Mornings: 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Designed for Elementary Age Students - Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Each week we will explore different countries and learn about the art, the influences, and a little bit of language and culture along the way.  Highlighting an artist, a technique and a traditon to apply to our own unique art pieces. Please see the Calendar to see what area we will visit each week.  All lessons will be adapted for the students age / grade level. 

2 hours of blocked art time for independent students to come and work on current projects, get individual instruction, and explore the world of art.  Times and availabiltiy are subject to change, and much be arranged with the studio.

Art lessons conducted at outdoor locations.  Locations and times will be flexible and subject to change.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mardi Gras Masks - 3rd Grade

Taking ideas from my own March Craft Box...

I presented the Mask Project for my son's 3rd Grade Class today...
This projects was in, on and done in less than 1 hour in a class of 30... so YES, it can be done.

Collect your supplies.

  • Store Bought Masks (variety of half and full face, with cat, butterfly or standard embellisments).. these are to be used as TEMPLATES...  as children have different shape & size faces, this let them choose something that was right for them...
  • Foam Rectangles in a variety of colors.  This eliminates the paper mache, paint, and dry... and let's them start with a bright color.
  • Scissors
  • Sharpies (variety of colors)
  • Glue
  • Embellishments: confetti packs of sequins and sparkles work well. 
  • Feathers
  • Hole Punch & String or Ribbon (to tie the masks on)

Step One.

  • Select Mask Shape & Color Foam Rectangle (6 x 8")
  • Trace Mask Shape onto foam and design the outline & eye positions.
  • Return the "Template" to the supply bin.
Step Two
  • Cut out the Eyes, Nose & Mouth, design the forehead & any other shape details
Step Three
  • Embellish with Feathers, Sequins and Sharpies