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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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You Say You Can’t Draw…But Can You Write? (This is technically a trick question…)

Between packing for our move and working on the children’s book I’m illustrating, yes, I AM working on Cycle 3 tutorials. While working on those, I ran across this fascinating quote from an 1885 report about the importance of teaching art in the 19th century American public schools.  This quote jumped out from that long […]

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Art Seems Intimidating…But it Doesn’t Have to Be.

Hello again! So many times, I hear people saying, “Art is so intimidating, I’ll never get it”.   Case in Point: ArtPrize I grew up just outside Grand Rapids Michigan, and my parents still live there.  For three weeks every fall, the largest outdoor art festival in the world, ArtPrize, takes over the entire city.  […]

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