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 blending vs. texture balance, and various methods of achieving different styles. Pastels are a great way to get vivid, painterly affects. They’re a wonderful step into painting. (Or use on their own.) Check out the slideshow below to see photos from the class.
All Kinds Pop-Up Art Exhibit
My next show will be at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. It’s a pop-up exhibit “featuring artists that fall at ALL points on the weird spectrum.” CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event. I hope to unveil some new pieces there.
Time/Date: March 25th, 12 – 4 PM
Location: Newark Arts Alliance
276 E Main St, Suite 102
Newark, Delaware 19711
More info on the Newark Arts Alliance can be found at newarkartsalliance.org .
Those who know me in person know that I have 2 ornery chinchillas that I love to pieces. I created this small watercolor painting of a chinchilla floral print. It’s now available on Society6 on phone cases pillows, travel mugs, stickers, and other projects. Personally, I think it’s perfect to show your chinchilla love with a snazzy phone case. You can visit my shop HERE Chinchilla Floral
Click on the image to go directly to the chinchilla floral products.
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.
Love Sucks: A Mixed Media Anti-Valentine Making Class
Click HERE to RSVP to the Facebook event.
Pastel Portraits for Beginners
Rescheduled from the January date due to a conflict with the Women’s March.
Click HERE to RSVP to the Facebook event.
Email email@example.com to register for class.
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!
Below is the flyer with information on date/time/space. It’s hosted at Tulpehocken Exchange, a new art space in Germantown, Philadelphia located at 47 East High Street. The cost is $40 per person. Sliding scale payment is available on an as-needed basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. You can RSVP on Facebook by clicking HERE.
Here is a quick pastel portrait I put together of Adam Driver (one of the many husband’s I have in the harem in my mind) as an example of what we’ll be learning in the class.
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.
Bundled up and ready to paint!
I set up a still life with velvet pumpkins, an ornamental miniature bird cage, magnolia pods, a handmade faerie crown, and some plants from Tulpehocken Exchange’s “green wall.” I taught the class about underpainting. There were some beautiful results! Look at the slideshow below for some photos taken during the class.
And here is my completed still life I started during the class.
My next class at Tulpehocken Exchange will be Pastel Portraiture for Beginners on January 20th. Email email@example.com for more information.
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 to dictate what they saw, how to mount their silhouettes. I demonstrated a silhouette cutting with one of the class participants as a model. Some class members made their portraits by having other class members sit for them while others used photos. Everyone ended up with a matted silhouette to take home! Check out the slideshow below for photos of the class and a flyer for upcoming classes.
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, but on furniture. Everyone that attended raved about how relaxing and fun the class was. One person even told me a few days later that she cried tears of happiness because she loved the class so much!
Below are photos from the class. Keep your eyes peeled for future classes!
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. I met some of the lovely women who are working hard to make the new space come together.
The space itself is in a storied stone building. It is near the old Germantown High School and down the street from a big, beautiful Unitarian church. Check out the slideshow of the building and space below!
And an update on registering for classes! If you’re interested in any of the classes I’m offering email firstname.lastname@example.org Below is a flyer with for the winter classes I’m offering including a silhouette class, acrylic painting, watercolor card making, and pastel portraiture.
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!
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 is a public library event, so it’s important to be able to encompass ALL skill levels. Seriously. Some people say this, but there are people who have never painted a day in their lives that may show up. (In fact, I had a previous attendee of another class who was so intimidated by painting that they even ditched elementary school art projects. They quite literally never painted before!) Because of this, I feel picking one project and telling people how to do it point by point can be disadvantageous for a group with varied skill levels. I had a demo that I painted, but also printed out some inspiration images for attendees to draw from. I provided everyone with various brushes, student grade acrylic paint, and 9×11″ canvases. Everyone had a great time! Below is a slideshow of what we created in the 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. (Pictured in the slideshow below)