Posts filed under ‘Holiday’

Food, A creative Outlet: Valentine’s Day

I made this yummy Valentine Breakfast for my family yesterday. Both my husband and I had to work, so breakfast was the only opportunity I had to do my stuff.

It was pretty easy… Use a large cookie cutter to make the heart-shaped bread, cook it up in your preferred french-toasty-way, layer with Nutella, whipped cream cheese, fresh strawberries (mix with a little sugar to make them juicy), drizzle the whole thing with agave nectar (or syrup), and top with whipping cream and a shake of cinnamon.

And remember to spray whip cream in your kids’ mouth too, just for fun 🙂

Averyboo Arts

Averyboo Arts

Averyboo Arts

February 16, 2015 at 12:16 am 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

photo-1

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….

Averyboo Arts

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

Averyboo Arts

Monster Hat – construction paper, string, mylar

Averyboo Arts

“Surprise Hat” – construction paper & string

Averyboo Arts

“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

Ringing In 2015 with the Kiddos

dump_2015

Here are some great ideas for ringing in the new year with the family….
Wishing you all 365 more wonderful, creative days! Happy New Year!

PBS.org  – Activities to do with kids on NYE
http://www.pbs.org/parents/holidays/new-years-eve-family-style/

• New Year’s Resolution & Year In Review Printables
http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/12/printable-new-years-resolutions-kids-2015/

• Random Acts of Kindness for Kids
http://www.pinterest.com/megan_sheakoski/acts-of-kindness-for-kids-and-you/

December 30, 2014 at 4:12 am Leave a comment

Wonderful Wednesday Drawing of the Week: Dear Santa

With the holidays just around the corner now is probably a good time to drop Santa, or the gift givers in the family, a small hint. Why write a list when you can show Santa exactly what you have been wishing for all year! Here’s to hoping you’ve been nice!

Wonderful Wednesday Drawing:

Wish List

photo-92

The staff at Averyboo would love to see what everyone has on their wish list! 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 tags #averybooarts #drawingoftheweek

December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Weekend SALE. Limited!

Anyone familiar with the studio knows we don’t normally offer “sales” so be sure to take advantage of these Limited Time discounts happening Thanksgiving Weekend…. If you are a parent who would love to cut down on the clutter of toys this holiday season, please share these deals with your friends & family.

This is also a great opportunity for current students to renew their series at a lower rate.  Give the gift of art and support a small business 🙂

Click the individual links to be taken to details & buying info for each deal:
> BLACK FRIDAY 11/29 ONLY
> SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, 11/30 ONLY
> CYBER MONDAY, 12/2 ONLY

FRI-SAT-MON

November 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm Leave a comment

Halloween at Averyboo Arts

Here is some spooky fun from the studio  last month. We definitely had a mummy theme going on! … The holidays are a great time to try some classes. Click here for our current offerings, many starting this week>

Averyboo Arts1. Little Picasso’s (Age 4-6), mummy drawing
2. Drawing Studio (Age 6-10), pumpkin still life/shading techniques
3. Pee Wee Art (Age 2-3), paint a batty sky
4. Beginning Art (Age 6-9), Dia Del Los Muertos patterns & resist painting
5. Halloween Party 10/31
6. Pee Wee Art (Age 2-3), paint-a-pumpkin
7. Open Studio – opened ended art & play time, age 2-8.
8. Beginning Art (Age 6-9), mummy sculptures
9. Paint, Play & Music (Age 2-4)
10. Drawing Studio (Age 6-10), Mummy Portraits
11. Paint, Play & Music (Age 2-4), Mr. Pops gets into the spirit
12. Open Studio (Age 2-8)
13. Beginning Ceramics (Age 5.5-12), Halloween Chimes
14. Kids Canvas Workshop (Age 7-12), acrylic paint handling
15. Halloween Party 10/31, Batman paints a pumpkin plaque.

 

 

November 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment

Favorite Photo Friday: My Little Leprechaun

This is my silly little boy playing at the studio 3 years ago on St. Patty’s Day.
I recently celebrated my fourth year here & looking at this picture made me reflect on how great it was to have my son at my side while building this business from the ground up. It’s been challenging, but Avery & I have had so much fun together!

Averyboo Arts: Leprechaun Beard

Construction Paper Leprechaun Beard

March 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Pysanky Eggs

class: Beginning Art (Age 6.5-9)

While looking for egg decorating inspiration, I came upon Pysanky Eggs from the Ukraine… I loved the bold graphic style and the use of radial symmetry in many of the designs. Then I found these cool Pysanky stamps from 1959 and developed a project around them for the Beginning Art students…

Averyboo Arts

Students learned about radial symmetry, broke out the rulers & also learned how to find center point of their eggs. The students created designs with pencil then used sharpie & colored pencil to complete.

April 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Abstract Rainbows – St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve seen A LOT of rainbows since opening Averyboo Arts. It’s the #1 subject that children like to make when they come into the studio; and with good reason – they’re so happy and colorful 🙂

For St. Patrick’s Day I decided to introduce the Little Picasso students (age 4-6) to “abstract rainbows”. I wanted to show them that rainbows don’t always have to be depicted with 6-7 bands of color spanning over a house and a flower (although there’s nothing wrong with that). Abstract rainbows can be found all around from oil slicks to paint splatter.

Little Picasso’s – tape resist, abstract rainbows

Averyboo Arts

(1) lay down 3-4 pieces of painter's tape across a piece of tagboard. (2) Use a variety of drawing tools in "rainbow colors" to fill in the shapes created by the tape. Encourage kids to "overlap" & use 6 colors in each space. (3) Save one space to be painted with gold acrylic paint, sprinkle with gold glitter. (4) Carefully remove tape. (btw - it looks like a black pencil slipped by me while setting up, drats.)


Pee Wee Art
(Age 2-3)

The littlest artist got to have some St. Patty fun too…

Averyboo Arts

Color Mixing...kids mixed green on their papers then stenciled a shamrock on top. Fascinated by the process & the different shades of green.

Averyboo Arts

With a little help from Mom, our creative tots tried their hand at abstract rainbows also (substitute gold acrylic paint for glue & glitter).

Open Studio (age 2-8) available W/F/SAT
One of our regular students came in during Open Studio to make a rainbow painting. I set her up with a canvas board and some acrylic paints ….

Averyboo Arts

By Clara... 5x7 canvas board available for purchase during Open Studio hours.

March 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment


August 2020
M T W T F S S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 558 other followers