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Surprise Holiday Gift Workshop – Revealed

Here are some photos from our wonderful parent/child gift making workshop in December. I’ve been waiting to reveal the gifts since the final product was unknown to the participants until they unwrapped it on Christmas! The parents & kids were separated while they each made portions of the gift. I baked, glossed, & assembled everything then wrapped it all up for their holiday SURPRISE.

We are planning to have another parent/child craft night in February for Valentine’s Day – stay tuned…

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Gorgeous parent/child art vase

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The kids worked on painting the vases and making a mini flower.

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Grownups enjoyed hot tea while making their beautiful clay flowers.

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Funny all the insecure comment that were made by the adults at the beginning… their flowers came out amazing!

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Assembly begins.. I took everything home & cured the vases and baked the flowers.

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Final gloss coat, adhesive and we have the final product! I love how these came out. I hope everyone loved their time together and a fun surprise on Christmas ♥

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December 30, 2013 at 11:14 am 2 comments

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

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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

Pee Wee Art – Roy Lichtenstein

class: Pee Wee Art (Age 2-3)

Every few weeks I like to use a Historical artist as inspiration for class — even for our littlest students! This was a fun class inspired by Roy Lichtenstein who’s famous for his use of bold shapes, primary colors, benday dots and speech bubbles!

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Roy Lichtenstein collage project at Averyboo Arts.

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The kids got to choose from a variety of pre-cut pieces of colored & benday papers. Using a brush-on glue they pasted it all together.

Once the child was happy with their collage they were given the option to add a speech bubble. Of course everyone wanted to add one and the grownups were happy to help document what their little artist had to say about their work. Here’s a sampling….

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I realize there are people who think you should never write on a child’s work, and we usually don’t, but this was intended as a fun, interactive exercise using elements from Roy Lichtenstein’s art.  If you’re in Long Beach, we’ve added a morning Tuesday class to the schedule just for the Summer. Next one starts 7/10 – check it out!

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Pee Wee Art is an art experience class for kids 2-3 years old and their favorite adult. See website for schedule of classes 🙂

June 26, 2012 at 2:54 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…

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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

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(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.)


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(Age 2-3)

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

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

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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 ….

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

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

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