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I'm on a journey to live a happy, creative life and hope to inspire others to do the same. I don't blog often, but when I do I will be showcasing new work from me or my students and celebrating artistic successes big and small. Follow along as I navigate this creative landscape, and be sure to sign up for the latest news on workshops, camps, and events in the lab or at 103!

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Geometric Neighborhoods Inspired by Paul KleƩ

Jan 22, 2021

In the Visual Arts, a cityscape is an artistic picture or representation of a city or urban area, and is usually created by first considering the lines, shapes, and colors that are needed to convey an accurate...

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No Drama Llamas

Jan 08, 2021

While researching sculpture project ideas for our Junior Apprentices to create in our Fall, Farm, and Fun class last September, I came across a lesson created by Marion Abrams and Hilary Emerson Lay from the Summer Art...

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Fashion Camp During Covid-19

Jan 04, 2021

In summers past, Fashion Camp at Art House 103 had been a hit, and usually sold out within the week that I announced the dates. But in 2020, Covid-19 was everywhere, which made working in my home studio impossible with young...

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Art House Arpilleras

Nov 13, 2020

According to Wikipedia, an Arpillera, (which means burlap in Spanish,) is a brightly colored patchwork picture made predominantly by groups of women. Arpilleras originated in Chile as an expression of protest against political and economic...

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Home Is Where the HeART Is

Nov 13, 2020
Art House Book: Here is a fun project that only requires one piece of card stock paper, and any basic art materials you have laying around the house like markers, stickers, scrap-papers, foam shapes, etc. While everyone is cooped up in our...
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Silly Spinning Sculptures

Nov 13, 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm excited to begin 2020 with a post of this cool project we did in the Fall Session. These little cubed sculptures were part of our Back-to-Basics session for the 7-10 yrs. group. Our work focused on three of the Elements of...
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Woodland Collages: A Deep Space Sparkle Lesson

Nov 13, 2020
Lesson adapted from Deep Space Sparkle 2018.
 
We created various images of a variety of animals in our 2018 Fall 2 Session: Animals in Art. Of all the projects we did, my favorite one had to be the mixed-media woodland collages that...
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