Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love

Pastel Portrait Class Today I taught a pastel portrait class for beginners at Tulpehocken Exchange. It was the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was an intimate group with creative folks including musicians and a sculptor. I taught them some basics using dry pastel and offered tips on facial proportions, color, the blendingContinue reading “Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love”

Upcoming Classes in Germantown!

Below is my schedule for new art classes at Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown, Philadelphia. The space is the headquarters for Handmade Philly. It’s located at 47 E High Street. February 3rd Love Sucks: A Mixed Media Anti-Valentine Making Class Click HERE to RSVP to the Facebook event. February 24th Pastel Portraits for Beginners Rescheduled fromContinue reading “Upcoming Classes in Germantown!”

Next Class- Pastel Portraits for Beginners

The next class I’ll be teaching at Tulpehocken Exchange is Pastel Portraits for Beginners. I’ll be teaching participants the basics of using chalk pastels and the basics of drawing one of the hardest subjects- humans. We’ll be learning proportion of the face, blending and application methods with pastels, using light and dark, and more! BelowContinue reading “Next Class- Pastel Portraits for Beginners”

Winter Still Life Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Winter Storm Grayson kicked the east coast’s arse last weekend. The participants of my Winter Acrylic Still Life class braved the ice and snow last Saturday to make some beautiful paintings. I set up a still life with velvet pumpkins, an ornamental miniature bird cage, magnolia pods, a handmade faerie crown, and some plants fromContinue reading “Winter Still Life Class at Tulpehocken Exchange”

Silhouette Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Last Saturday was the open house for the new Handmade Philly space at Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown, Philadelphia. My holiday silhouette class was the inaugural art class in the space. We had a great group of people in a relaxed, fun setting. I taught them how to cut paper silhouettes freehand using their eyes toContinue reading “Silhouette Class at Tulpehocken Exchange”

Gourds, and Maize, and Pumpkins, Oh My!

A few weeks ago I taught a still life painting class at the library where I work. I set up a still life with a cornucopia, maize, faux leaves, and decorative gourds and pumpkins. Class members were equipped with acrylic paint and 11×14 canvases. Some people had some painting experience. Others had previously painted, butContinue reading “Gourds, and Maize, and Pumpkins, Oh My!”

New Arts Space in Germantown, Philadelphia!

I recently announced that I was partnering with  Handmade Philly at a new physical arts space in Germantown, Philadephia to teach art classes. Today I had a chance to visit the space for the first time. Tuplehocken Exchange is a new space that houses a dance studios, art studios, and the new space for Handmade Philly.Continue reading “New Arts Space in Germantown, Philadelphia!”

New Classes with Handmade Philly!

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching art classes this winter in a new maker space in Germantown, Philadelphia! I have teamed up with Handmade Philly to offer classes on silhouette portraiture, watercolor card making, pastel portraiture, and acrylic painting. Stay tuned for more information on how to register!

Class: Drink & Draw- Halloween Acrylic Painting

I love all things Halloween. So of course, one of the art programs I created at my library was an October painting class. Drink & Draw: Halloween Acrylic Painting riffs on the popular paint nite events. I do it a little differently, though. I served seasonal local wine and soda at this session. This isContinue reading “Class: Drink & Draw- Halloween Acrylic Painting”

Upcycled: Spring Collage Making Class

Back in April 2017 I taught an upcycled collage making class for adults at the library I work at. I provided participants with an 8×10″ canvas, discarded library books, magazines, and newspaper, watercolors, and inspiration photos to get their imaginations going. I used an old heart shaped chocolate box to create the collage while instructing.Continue reading “Upcycled: Spring Collage Making Class”