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Week 18-Jim Davis!

Here we are, Jim Davis! This one was fun.  I knew about the Renaissance cartoons from my art history classes, but wasn’t sure what the connection was to “cartooning” as we know it today. Turned out be really fascinating.  And Jim Davis seemed like a really neat person one could get to know.  And he’s […]

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Cycle 3, Week 16-Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth is the middle of a father-son-grandson generations of painters.  his own father, N.C. Wyeth, was one of the kings of the “Golden Age of Illustrators”. Andrew, whose health was fragile as a boy, was homeschooled by his parents, and his father, quickly realizing Andrew’s skillful adaptation to drawing, soon made painting the core […]

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Rockwell Refinements

I’m working on Andrew Wyeth, which is a “resist” project, but in the meantime, my director did something really cool for our kids, which I wanted to share, and what I designed for my Abecedarians had some requests on facebook, so here it is.   My director’s idea worked great for our Apprentices through Masters and […]

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Cycle 3 Week 14-Norman Rockwell

My computer came back!  Yay!  I have Sooooo much to catch up on. Norman Rockwell is one of those artists most people love…unless you’re in art.  I’m not sure why. Despite having a degree in art, I always had a soft spot for Rockwell’s work, but many “critics” really don’t like him. Part of the […]

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Cycle 3 Week 13-Fine Artists: Grandma Moses

So…its amazing what you can-and can’t-do with a broken computer.  Slows things down quite a lot when I can only borrow a laptop for an hour or two a couple nights a week!  Here is Grandma Moses, and hopefully, I can get Rockwell up in another day or two, followed by O’Keefe (my personal favorite […]

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Cycle 3 Weeks 5 and 6 are here!

  Good morning! Here are weeks five and six for Cycle 3. Sorry things are so haphazard in regards to timing, but moving has not been as streamlined as I remembered (I’ve done this five times before, you’d think I’d know how to do this.  Of course, this is the first time moving with more […]

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OiLS Demo Tonight

Tonight, I’ll be doing a demonstration of how artists see various shapes in their pictures, and how you can visually break images down and put them back together on a piece of paper more efficiently and, with practice, more realistically. If you want to draw along, take a look through this small packet, and bring […]

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