Friday, September 22, 2017

Art on the Ave

Hello, Spokane. Where should you be on Saturday Sept. 30? At Art on the Ave of course. Over 70 Artist. A dozen musicians. A kid zone with face painting, arts & craft booths, tasty food, and more! Don't miss it. This is my 3rd Art on the Ave, but its seventh year running, and it gets bigger and better every year. 
Come down to East Sprague between Madelia and Napa from 12 - 6pm (music goes until 9pm or later) and join me and other fabulous local artists, musicians, and food venders SATURDAY Sept. 30!

I'll have many new acrylic and mixed media pieces on display, as well as a few watercolors paintings. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Art for Kids: Tissue Paper Birch Trees

Supplies: Tissue paper cut into squares, tagboard or watercolor paper, and black watercolor paint.

1. Students first drew a line that would be where the sky met the snow.
2. Next, they glued down the squares of tissue paper, filling in the sky with warm or cool colors. I had students brush on the glue, putting glue underneath and overtop each tissue paper square.
3. While the tissue paper dried, students cut out strips of white paper that would become the trees, cut them in different lengths, and painted the black lines on the the trees.
4. As soon as the trees were dry, they glued them in place. Making sure each tree came all the way to the top of the paper.
5. Using black watercolor paint, students added the shadows, and some added details of dry grass poking up through the snow.

Overall, this was a very easy and successful project.