Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Art Gift Certificates... Classes... and ideas for Art Lovers.


holiday specials
6 classes for $125
10 classes for $225

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUNDAMENTAL DRAWING & COLOR EXPLORATION
2 CLASSES) - 2 days... (4 hours of instruction
$50 PER PERSON
Ideal for groups of 2 or 4 students
4 STUDENTS = $ 200 / INCLUDES MATERIALS
Location, dates and times to be arranged with Suzanne



OPTIONS

 

·    Group classes

  • Duo classes
  • Independent study...
  • expand on basic drawing skills, shading,
  • Perspective and Fine Tuning of preferred medium.
  • Field Trip Opportunities
  • Portfolio Development. All Students will be encouraged to develop their personal art portfolio in a direction that is well suited for them as individuals.
  • Affordable pricing, Includes Most Materials, and a range of projects to choose from.


Pricing
$ 25.00 for one class
$ 50.00 for two classes
$ 120.00 for 5 classes
$ 225.00 for 10 classes

 

CURRENT AVAILABILITY:

Tuesday Afternoons:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. / YOUR LOCATION

Wednesday Afternoons: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / at the studio

SPECIAL STUDIO SESSIONS:  $15 per class Morning 10:00 – 12:00   or   Afternoon 1:00 – 3:00

            CONSIDER HOSTING AN ART GET-TOGETHER ON YOUR NEXT SCHOOL HOLIDAY!!!

                       

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

MermaidvholdingvUnicorn

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Teresita Pines

I had the pleasure of putting the finishing touches on this watercolor painting this weekend.
 
 
The Chapel at Teresita Pines in Wrightwood, California,  has always been a source of inspiration for me.  For quiet moments & simple sunrises.  I have enjoyed many moments here and thankfully will have many more moments to share with my own children in the future.
 
I enjoyed arts & crafts here, and began my love for teaching art to children here.  Now I see a future teaching and guiding students through art lessons here through some new programs that are being developed, for private and organized groups.  I am very excited. 
 
 
Watch for more "Paint-Outs" and "Field Trips" in the near future.
 
 

Monday, August 27, 2012

September - Newsletter


Suzanne’s Studio
Fine Art & Art Instruction 

 
September 2012
 

 

Dear Friends and Artists…

 

          Summer is just about over and the back-to-school shopping is done.  New “to do” calendars and events are being organized, penciled in, and budgeted… with that information pending I am thinking about that a wonderful, and busy season is ahead. 

 

We are ready for a routine… and ready to enjoy the warm evenings that September and October will bring, along with beautiful sunsets and cool breezes that will follow.  In the next few weeks I will be adding some blocked time for regularly scheduled art classes for all age groups.  Toddlers – Early Learning, Pre-school – Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary, Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult art classes.  Whether for an individual looking to expand on current art knowledge and technique, or a small child learning how to hold crayons and paint brushes, a customized art plan is available for you. Morning and early afternoon classes can be arranged when children are at school.  Take a look at the many options that I offer, and let’s Paint, Play and get Creative!!!

 

 

Butterfly Art Studio – age 2 – 4 are designed for parent and child to participate together.  Fine Motor Skills,  Introduction to tactile and color experiences.  Private – Small Group Setting.

 

Drawing Fundamentals  - designed for all age groups.  Age and Skill appropriate drawing and sketching instruction will build an artist’s confidence.  Learning how to use pencils and charcoal and unique drawing surfaces will contribute to the students portfolio. Ideal for individual or small group instruction.

 

Plein-Air: “Get Outside and Paint” – designed for Adults, when the kids are at school.  2 to 3 hour sessions out and about in the South Bay.    Local Destinations include: King Harbor, Redondo Beach / Esplanade, Local Parks, Botanical Gardens, the Madrona Marsh, and some private gardens in the area…  Occasional “out of the area” locations and longer paint-out days will include the Santa Monica Pier, Long Beach / Queen Mary, the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles Arboretum, etc.   Materials: Oil, Watercolor, Pencils, or Pastels…  Dates and Times will change from week to week, so if you are interested in joining a session, please let me know and I will add you to my announcement list.

 

Paint & Play: Parties for Children.  Ideal for small groups of 4 to about 12.  I bring: an age appropriate art lesson with all the materials.  You provide the children and a drink/snack.  Starts at $15 per artist.

 

Birthday Party Packages - Customized Art Party: includes everything for the Paint & Play, plus: Face Paint, a Custom Canvas, Goody Bag Options and a surprise for the “Birthday boy/girl” – custom art, canvases, frames, aprons, personalized art supplies… the variety of options is endless.  

 

åWine & Watercolors:  Make a change to ladies night, mom’s night, or date night… host a Wine and Watercolor event.  Ideal for 4 – 12 artists.  I supply the art lesson, the materials, the subject matter, and you provide the location, the guests, and whatever else you think may make your gathering enjoyable.  Seasonal art, indoors or outdoors.  Evenings, Weekends, and Invites… 

 

Independent Study:  for high school and up… portfolio building and fine-tuning an individual artistic direction.

 

Not sure what you want yet?  Interested in lessons for yourself, your child, or a group of friends?  Many options are available, and as a mom I am super flexible with my scheduling.  Art should be fun, enjoyable, and not at all intimidating.  I hope to bring art into your life, and that you will enjoy the creative process with me. 
 
Please subscribe to my blog & visit often.  I update as the creative juices flow!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Milk and Cookies

Milk and Cookies
 
 
I gave my students the word "Scruptious" as an example of how to get inspiration for painting.  One of the little girls went with it... painting this image of a glass of milk and yellow and red plate with a chocolate chip cookie and  a donut with sprinkles.   "Scrumptious"...
 
If you were given the word scruptious... what would you draw or paint?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paint and play at ARTLIFE Gallery.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Art Lessons and Workshops

Paint and Play

Fingerpainting and More....
Watercolors,....
Introductory Charcoal and Pencil Drawing...

Whatever the age group, Whatever the skill level, There is an art lesson waiting for you and your friends.

Check out the full menu of options...

Drawing Fundamentals..... for Elementary Aged Students
Butterfly Art Studio - for the little artists (ages 3 - 6)
Mommy and Me (at Artlife Gallery - 3rd Thursday of the Month)

and for the grown ups:  Look at my other programs here!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two Images from Redondo Beach


The Gallery has a beautiful shelf which is displaying two of my paintings.


A "Portofino - Redondo Beach Yacht Club" - Oil / Plein Air in the Dark Wooden Frame.

and


the "Seagull on Redondo Pier" - Acrylic and Watercolor Pencil



Both will be on display / and for sale, throughout the month of July!

Mermaid Hung at Artlife


The Mermaid is hung along with many other artworks by various South Bay Artists.

Artlife Gallery - El Segundo, CA

All month: July 2012

Mermaid - Hung at Artlife Gallery - El Segundo

The Mermaid...

"Mermaid's Treasure Trove"

Mixed Media:  Recycled Paper, Sea Shells, Sand, Acrylic, Glass, Mosaic..... and Recycled Wooden Frame (made by John)....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fleur de Lys



Heres's a work in progress.... and a sample of some of the art methods I will be teaching this summer at the ArtLife Gallery in El Segundo.  Join me for a Studio Session or customize your lesson with me....  So many options to choose from.

Let's get creative!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hydrangia - Background reference photo for the peacock painting


Agapanthus - a reference photo for the Peacock - Landscape and Background

Peacock - New Project

The Peacock Palette is set up

A new large canvas, under wraps at the studio...

One Hour of Sketching and Paint Blocking


Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Fun Art Themed Projects: All Summer Long

Summer Fun with Suzanne...
Art Lessons for all ages...
Each week we will base our art projects on a particular theme.  Age appropriate projects will encourage creativity for all artists.  Look at the following projects that will be introduced each week.
Week 1: July 9th - Egypt
Students will learn about sand art, heiroglyphics and ancient symbols, Pyramids, Artifacts, Cleopatra, some of the artistic rituals.  We will explore the make-up and images that are important and that have been passed on to our modern age in art and culture.  Younger children will learn and get the opportunity to design their own patterns on clay.  This week will include a field trip to the Cleopatra Exibit at the California Science Center.

Week 2: July 16th - Water
This week we will explore water: watercolor, images with water, underwater, waterfalls, water features, drawing and painting with water, painting pictures that include a still life and a bowl of water, and using water as a tool to create patterns and textrues. 
This week will include a beach or waterplay day.
Week 3: July 23 - England (Olympics)
The Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London England...  Strawberries and Creme (inspired by Wimbledon), Art by Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit),  E.H Shepard (Winnie the Pooh and Wind in the Willows) and art inspired by English Culture; Teapots, Tea Parties, English Roses, the Royal Family and so much more.  We will explore art that is English,  Artists that are English,  Artforms, Architecture, and Music. 
Week 4: July 30 - Sports & Games (Olympics)
Now that the Olympic Games are well under way... we will explore art that is inspired by the Olympics.  We will discuss images seen during the opening ceremonies. We will talk about the colors in the country flags and then create our own flags using fabric paints.  We will draw and paint images from ancient Greece and the ancient sports that were played during the original games.   We will create modern art inspired by athletes and the sports that they are competing in.  Students will discover the head-dresses, the flower wreaths and the gold medals and create their own "award ceremony".
Week 5: August 6 - Sunshine and Happiness
Sunshine and Smiles... Rainbows and Water... Windchimes and Bird...  Garden Art and Bubbles...  Exploring the garden studio will fill our art sessions with plenty of color and inspiration.   A trip to the Getty Center or Getty Villa will be planned for this week.  Art lessons will include many outdoor inspirations, parks, beaches, palm trees, and so much more. 
Week 6: August 13 - Island Getaway
What Island would you like to go to? Catalina? Hawaii? Madagascar? Ireland? Balboa Island?  Our art projects will tap into our dreams and memories to create unique and interesting island images.  Join us and see what "Island" you get away to.

All Classes are Age Appropriate
All age groups, all artistic levels
Many new materials and artistic styles are introduced.
Children and Adults are encouraged to try and relax and enjoy the artistic process.

Flexible Pricing, Scheduling, and Specials...
Contact me for details...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Whoever says Barbie cannot have shoes made out of playdough hasn't met Fashionista Fiona....

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

FWD:

Gibson Lemonade stand.... Open for business!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

KICK OFF SUMMER ART FUN!!!!

SATURDAY May 26th: MADRONA MARSH
11:00 STORYTIME
11:30 NATURE ARTS & CRAFTS
...
Summer Art Lessons: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
Tuesday or Thursday Mornings: 10 a.m. - 12:30 RSVP (310) 739-5978
Tuesday or Thursday Afternoons: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays (your location, you pick the time)

Summer Art Field Trips: Fridays (July 13, 27, August 10)
Locations & Ideas are still being worked out.... but expect sunshine and happiness, along with some creative moments.

Paint and Play: Summer Art - Artwalk - JUNE 9TH at Artlife South Bay
Paint and Play: Summer Art Party - JUNE 20TH AT ARTLIFE GALLERY

Paint and Play: Summer Art - Artwalk - July 14th at Artlife South Bay
Paint and Play: Summer Art Party - JULY 19TH AT ARTLIFE GALLERY

STUDIO SESSIONS
Tuesday or Thursday Evenings - 3 hours / independent art / portfolio building / various locations, various times... - YOU CAN HOST AND get a Free Art Session!!!!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - PAINT AND PLAY....and so much more.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Taking Art Outdoors...

An hour is all I need to take my young artist (Fiona), to a nearby park and enjoy some watercolors.  We sat on a park bench and paint the sprinkling water fountain.  For a good 15 minutes she enjoyed the process of composing her picture, selecting her paints, mixing in a little water, and of course, sitting under the pink portable sunbrella....


Sunday, May 20, 2012




Plein Air - Introducing Outdoor Oil Painting to my Young Students...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

  Earlier this week I was presented with a box... a recycled cereal box, which had been hand wrapped and taped (as if tape was going out of style) with layers of hand colored construction paper. Hearts and hugs and kisses xoxoxo all over...

I asked if I could shake the box, and FIONA'S EYES GOT SCARY BIG... so I knew that was not an option... the fear of whatever inside being damaged was too much.

"Be Very Careful"... "I made it myself", she said.

It was (shown above) the most impressive sculpture of a "Mermaid holding a Unicorn"... complete with curly tail and a flowing mane...
The Best Mother's Day Gift....

A Mermaid Sculpture - Holding a Unicorn...

Made by FIONA / age 6!!!!

I am going to keep it FOREVER!
Mermaid holding a Unicorn. by Fiona - age 6

Saturday, May 5, 2012

David caught some inspiration today!

Friday, April 6, 2012

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

 4 Leaf Clover, by Fiona, Age 6

I challenged to kids to help me with my sculptured paper project... and Fiona created this 4 leaf clover using the sculptured paper process.  Once I showed her how to do one leaf (create a heart in light green and then outline it with dark green paper) then she did the others herself.  She also added the stem, chose the background colors, and completed the project with little guidance.  Project time was 1 hour from start to finish.


Beautiful Yellow Rose - Golden Petals
In my mother's garden....  I am inspired to create something with this color!!!


Alexander's Spider in a Venus Flytrap

Sculptured Paper on Canvas Board