Archive for January, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday: Still Life

At Averyboo Arts we always look to our daily surroundings for inspirations to pass on to our students. This week the studio had these playfully colored, beautiful flowers making our studio a brighter place. Mrs. Natalie brought them in for her classes as an inspiration for a week’s worth of art classes! Just goes to show how expressive imagination, paired with a little inspiration can produce countless possibilities!

Here are the fun flowers set up for you to draw. Take your time drawing, if you look closely you will see these simple flowers have lots of details. Try just one flower, all the flowers, or the full photograph. The example is just the beginning, working from larger shapes to a small spot with full detail. Grab your art tools and enjoy exploring the possibilities of drawing! ~Ms. Tania

Wonderful Wednesday Drawing:

Flower Still Life

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Like always, the staff at Averyboo would love to see how these flowers inspired your drawing! When your drawing is complete grown ups can post the image to the Averyboo Arts Facebook page to share your artwork with the studio! Dont forget to use:  #averybooarts #drawingchallenge

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January 28, 2015 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Wonderful Wednesday Drawing of the Week: Favorites Gallery

This week’s prompt is a perfect opportunity to show how drawing can tell a story. This time let’s draw a story about you!

Drawing what you love is half the fun, take the time to explore line and patterns to create a few fun gallery frames, then fill them with drawings of all your favorite things!

Wonderful Wednesday Drawing:

Gallery of Favorites

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The the staff at Averyboo would love to see what everyone’s favorites gallery includes! When the art is complete, grown ups can post the image to the Averyboo Arts Facebook page to share your artwork with the studio! Add #averybooarts #drawingchallenge

January 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter at Averyboo

The winter season is swiftly coming to an end with the New Year quickly underway, and here at the studio we wish you all, students, parents, family, and friends a very cheerful Art-Filled New Year!

In the upcoming year we hope to grow in our creativity & hope you will make arts education a part of your new years resolution.

Here are a few photos from how we spent our winter classes at Averyboo Arts!

 a) Fine Arts Fundaments, b) Drawing Studio, c) Beginning Art, d) Art Lab

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We are currently enrolling for all February art classes!
In addition to our 4-week classes, we have added ART:Lab (d) which is an individual class on Saturdays with a single or 4-session pricing option… In February we will be introducing an exciting 6 week sculpting class! Each class price includes all materials, and as always, with small class sizes we are able to provide individualized attention!

Although March is National Arts Education month, we recognize the year-round importance of art education in students academic development, personal growth, overall smarts and joyfulness! After all, it is why we do what we do here at Averyboo Arts!

To read more on why arts matter to your child, check out this link (pdf file) from the folks over at Arts for Los Angeles: http://www.artsforla.org/sites/default/files/AFLA-ArtsEdbenefits-ENGL_0.pdf

January 8, 2015 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

NYE – Party Hat Making

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

My son had a fun idea last night to make our own Party Hats. At first he wanted to make it a contest, but I convinced him to just have fun & be creative (he often has big ideas, but lacks knowledge to execute the way he wants).

So we gathered left over Christmas paper & gift bags, construction paper, tape, glue, etc and threw it all on the coffee table.

This was pretty fun & would recommend for adult NYE parties too. You’ll be amazed at what your friends can come up with 🙂

OH! And Avery also constructed his own Ball Drop contraption… not too shabby for an almost 9 year old & it worked….

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Re-purposed gift bag, tissue paper, ribbon & pom poms

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Monster Hat – construction paper, string, mylar

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“Surprise Hat” – construction paper & string

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“Ball Drop” using wood, condiment cups, ballon string, a cane, and one of those boppy balloons. Pebbles helped to move the balloon up & down 🙂

 

January 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment


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