Showing posts from February, 2010

Red Dot Kid Class Info

Kid’s Class DescriptionBoth kid’s classes are $120 for six weeks and meet for one hour per week. You get one free miss per six weeks, so it can be made up at the end. Supplies are included. Classes are ongoing, even in the summer. I allow for free misses over the holidays, spring break, etc. All classes are held at Red Dot Gallery.Thursday at 3:30 – 7-9 year oldsThis class introduces younger kids to beginning academic drawing techniques and concepts, but is mostly fun art projects in different mediums. We use pastels, acrylic paint, water color, pencil drawing, oil pastels, clay, collage, block printing, scratch board, and found object constructions. I don’t push academic training because I find it starts to come more naturally at age 10 or 11, but I do introduce it, and try to instill through a variety of projects a love of art and a desire to learn more.Thursday at 4:30 – 10- 13 year oldsThe big kid’s class focuses on developing academic rendering skill and still having fun with cra…

Exhibit A Blogs to Come

A few years ago I won the Alabama Council on the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship, and with the award money began a project called Exhibit A. I began working on the first of 12 proposed mixed-media panels depicting places in Alabama, my adopted state. I have completed 4 works per year, on average, and I am now working on my last piece. Exhibit A is scheduled to exhibit at the Mobile Museum of Art in Spring of 2011. My next 12 (or so) blog posts will contain the texts that accompany each individual piece (a few paragraphs describing my inspiration and process) and detail images of the finished piece.