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. 
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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