Archive for June, 2011

Meet the Instructor – Micky

Crafty Earthlings

Spider Web using umbrella skeleton & misc found items.

We have a new class called “Crafty Earthlings” an eco-art class for kids 5-9 years beginning THURS 7/7-7/28; 11am-noon (4wks).
Kids will learn creative ways to make arts & crafts from found objects and household items. New theme each week including: The Beach, Instruments & Music, Superheroes, & Beautiful Bugs. Only $50, includes all materials!

I want to introduce the instructor, Micky… she’s a really sweet person, nurturing & patient. She will also be teaching our “Mom’s Craft Night” on 6/29 & 7/27; 6:30-8pm

Micaela Aldana Salatino

Micaela Aldana Salatino, AKA "Micky"

Micaela Aldana Salatino was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1978. The artist and self-proclaimed “crafty vegan” attributes her love for art and fashion to her family’s creative roots.   Inspired by her grandmother, a seamstress and knitter, and taught to crochet by her mother, Micaela began crafting outfits for her dolls at 5 years old.

Micaela Aldana Salatino @ Averyboo Arts

Micky teaching finger crochet to kids at Averyboo Arts.

Helping give rise to the term “upcycled”, Micaela has presented eco art classes in Long Beach, CA since 2010.  Supporting the process of creating valuable products from waste materials, Micaela teaches kids, teens and adults how to create green works of art from left-over scraps of fabric, yarn and environment-friendly supplies.

Micaela Aldana Salatino

Upcycled Necklace by Micky

Micaela inspires all to take care of Mother Nature and tread lighter on the earth.
Class info here:

Micaela Aldana Salatino

Coasters made with magazines & twine by Micky

June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm 1 comment

Custom Birthday Party – Tangled

Parker really loved that, in the movie “Tangled”, Rapunzel was an artist. She, herself loves art and wanted a Tangled themed party for her birthday….

The average age of the group was about 4 years old, so  we decided on 3 activities:
1) Make-a-tower art lesson
2) Paint-your-own artist supply box (filled w/ mini art supplies at end of party)
3) A custom designed, 6 ft canvas banner (w/ grommets) that the entire party could paint together

Everything came together beautifully!
Averyboo Arts party info:

Tangled at Averyboo Arts

Painted lanterns hung from the window, art supply boxes, painting lesson, tower art.

Tangled at Averyboo Arts

I hand drew an image from Rapunzel's wall inside the tower. We used tempera paints so that Parker could wash the banner if she wanted, hang it on her wall & paint it again herself.

Tangled at Averyboo Arts

Happy Birthday!

June 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Wonder Woman Craft – Indoor Rocket

Wonder Woman shows young ones how to make an indoor jet rocket… perfect for one of those “boring” Summer days.

– fishing line
– drinking straw
– balloon

June 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Robots with Dad

Happy Father’s Day!
We had a good time at our “Robots with Dad” Workshop yesterday. We had quite the variety of pieces & parts to work with and our father/child teams were very creative. It was great watching the fathers/grandfathers  interact with their kids; teaching them how to use tools, and the glue gun, planning their robots together…

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We spread out all over the studio to work.

Averyboo Arts
Here are a few of the robots!

Special thanks to my assistant, Charity, who donated
a lot of cool items for our use!

June 20, 2011 at 3:37 am Leave a comment

Favorite Photo Friday

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Thank *you*, Gabby ♥

June 17, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Meet the Instructor: Toni Ivashkov

We are offering a new Summer class for kids 6.5-12 years old called
Art Sketchbooks & Sculpture“.
Tuesdays 6/21-7/26 (6 weeks); 12:15-1:30
$120 Includes all materials, click for more info>>

So, I thought I’d introduce the instructor, Toni Ivashkov….

Toni Ivashkov

LA Times Article

Art Educator Toni Ivashkov received her B.F.A. Degree from The School of Visual Arts, (SVA) in NY. Since arriving in LA, Toni has taught fine art workshops to children, teens and adult in various facilities from after school enrichment programs to Multi-Arts Out-Reach Programs.

Toni Ivashkov

After School Program Instructor

Toni is a working professional artist and has exhibited her artwork throughout Southern California, participating in various group art exhibitions.

Art by Toni Ivashkov

Working Professional Artist

Toni Ivashkov

See you in class!

June 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Favorite Photo Friday

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Gotta love it when the birthday girl cleans up after her own party!! 🙂

June 10, 2011 at 11:34 am 2 comments

June 2011

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