Archives for the month of: January, 2013

          

Chunky Book

Chunky Book

Last Saturday, I taught a Kidz Art class at Vision Gallery. I get the opportunity to this 2-3 times a year. Vision, through grants, provides these types of classes free to the community all year long. The classes are taught by professional artists and well organized and supplied. They do a fantastic job of administering them by bringing in artists from the community. Classes are usually between 15-20 kids each, parents always attend and stay for the full class. The kids have a great time and learn some new art techniques. Contact Vision Gallery for more information: 480.782.2695, or see their website:http://www.visiongallery.org/

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We did a chunky book using two blocks of wood, different kinds of paper, glue stick and ribbons. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with projects that will be of intereest to various age groups, safe for all ages, and still teach a little bit about art or art methods.

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They were a fantastic group of kids and thanks to Vision and all the parents for keeping this great arts opportunity out there in the community.

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reflection in Queen Creek

reflection in Queen Creek

I went for a walk up at Boyce Thompson Arboretum first thing on first day. It was a frosty morning.

pomegranate hedge edging the herb garden

pomegranate hedge edging the herb garden

 

  

 

Ben, the big dog, came with…first paw prints on the frosty suspension bridge over Queen Creek. Tried to get photos of the huge cottonwoods in Queen Creek Canyon, below Pickett Post House…facing into the sun though, couldn’t get them. Amazed that the leaves were still hanging onto the trees on first of year.     

frosty suspension bridge

frosty suspension bridge

gathering for warmth

gathering for warmth

Caught the cactus greeting the sun. 

found part of a beehive on the wall in the demonstation garden

found part of a beehive on the wall in the demonstation garden