We had so much fun installing our "Only One You" ArtPrize entry.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
I am so excited for the kids to see the new Art Room All the supplies are put away and I am almost ready to create with the kiddos. I had an amazing summer creating in my new art Gallery in Grand Haven Mi. and Taking my son out to Mt Hood in Oregon to Ski Camp. Can't wait to hear about all the kids summer adventures.
Posted by Art Room at 7:50 PM
Friday, October 2, 2015
This summer was a busy one in my studio. I was honored to have my work selected to be a part of many projects. One of my paintings was selected to be part of a statewide campaign through Experience Grand Rapids where my painting was shown on billboards around town and across the state.
Then I had my first Solo show at http://osteriarossa.com/. I created 11paintings all involving scenes of Grand Rapids. From those paintings, I was selected by Betten Honda to paint a car during ArtPrize.
Wendy Foy was a huge help.
You can vote for my car till Oct. 8th @ https://www.facebook.com/WestMichiganHondaDealers?sk=app_143103275748075&brandloc=DISABLE&app_data=chk-560f120ca9dd5
My ArtPrize entry this year is at Women's City Club. http://www.artprize.org/7-hungry-artists/2015/feast I was amazed at how this collaboration turned out. So Proud to be a part of this entry.
I love talking to my students about my experiences as a practicing artist, I hope it inspires them to follow their dreams. I dreamed of being an artist and an art teacher as a child. I am so thankful I get to live out my childhood dream every day.
Posted by Art Room at 4:34 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Coiling Core for Basket Art - 1/4 inch
any kind of yarn they like.
any big embroidery needle that you can get yarn through the eye of the needle.
I also share this video and talk about the Sweet Grass Baskets made in the Gullah region. We discuss how new technology some times makes old Arts and Crafts techniques obsolete.
|Step 1: Hold yarn and cord in between thumb and finger.|
|Step 2. Wrap yarn around the cord.|
|Step 3. Bend end into where you started wrapping the yarn to the cord.|
|Step 4. Wrap around the end and the cord.|
|Step 5. Pull the needle through|
|Step 6. Wrap 5 times then stitch|
|Hint: Pull tight!|
Posted by Art Room at 2:41 PM
Saturday, November 1, 2014
My 5th graders were inspired by the flower paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe when they made these wonderful flowers, check out our Artsonia Exhibit http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=855380
Posted by Art Room at 4:18 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wow the first month of school has flown by. The kids and I have been discussing art at ArtPrize I love hearing about their favorite pieces. They excitedly show me the cards they collected from artist. The cards help us find the art work on the ArtPrize website and we vote for the pieces they like during class.