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Saving Masterpieces

Here at Averyboo Arts we have some pretty awesomely devoted art students who eagerly come to our studio weekly to create art. These students leave with a huge sense of accomplishment, having learned new skills, and with a new work of art every 1-2 weeks. As our students transition from class to class over a number of months or years, their art collection grows along with their artistic skills – we often hear requests for ideas on how to save each and every single masterpiece.

Saving your budding little artists art work can be quite a feat when wanting to support your child’s artistic growth, saving memories of their youth for posterity, and a whole slew of other reasons. Averyboo Arts is here to help with simple, creative, and effective ways on how to keep your art students works of art!

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The Portfolio, it’s a romantic reminder of all the great artists throughout history. Just hearing the word conjures up an image of paint splattered artists roaming cities with their portfolios under their arms. This age old artists companion is a must have for art students of any level. They store work wrinkle free, protect from sunlight, yellowing and degradation in general, and best of all its thin flat storage.

You could also create an e-portfolio, photographing all your favorite pieces of art and creating a Shutterfly book. You could also set up a virtual portfolio by using your digital copies of art work as a screen saver on your computer.

Another modern portfolio option is to use an app like Artkive, check it out in your App Store.

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The Gallery, another quintessential element of all the great artists, is just as effective as it is chic! The very first public galleries in France were annual salons where work was hung from wall to ceiling. Create your own gallery art home with varying sized thrift frames, place them in a small wall at the end of a hallway, in your child’s room, or in your dining room. A gallery is a great way to highlight your child’s talents, plus you can switch out the art as it gets made. Once it’s done being displayed store it in your portfolio!

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Recycle Reuse Reduce, this solution is by far the one to employ when at a loss of what to do.

Recycle, we have seen a lot of creative uses for art work, consult the Internet or Pinterest for ideas, but some of our favorites are handmade cards, wrapping paper, book covers…

Reuse, art makes a wonderful gift of any occasion and any space, a small gallery over your desk at work or on grandma’s coffee table maybe?

Reduce, while every single piece of art is in deed a treasure, some pieces are a little rougher around the edges, or not as shiny as the rest of your loot, it’s a part of the process of being an art student… Have a show for two, decide along with your student what to hold onto, and how you want to use what you’ve got – they will love having involvement over their art.

From Averyboo Arts, enjoy making art, tame you space, and save those masterpieces!

February 6, 2015 at 7:42 pm 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

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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

Wonderful Wednesday Drawing of the Week

Wonderful Wednesday Drawing of the Week will be a weekly post to inspire all the Averyboo Arts community, both young ones and their grown ups to explore drawing! Grab your favorite drawing supplies, try your hand at the drawing prompt, be creative and make it your own! YOU are the artist!

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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 #averyboochallenge #averybooarts

November 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm Leave a comment

Saturday ART:Lab – Autumn Leaves

Our new Saturday ART:Lab workshops have been going really well!
They are single class visits with projects ranging from drawing & painting to sculpture & crafts. We even have a 4-visit pass available!

I, as an artist love dabbling in many types of mediums, so this class has been really fun for me teach. Here are some pix from our last class “Autumn Leaf Detail” where the kids drew from observation, then learned to ink their drawings with quill pens & ink. Watercolors gave these images a delicate final touch!

Check out our schedule for next month… we will have special 1/2-day sessions for Winter Break as well.
ART:Lab Schedule & Information > 

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November 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm 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

Happy Mother’s Day!

Here are some Mother’s Day projects we did in the studio this week…

class: Pee Wee Art (Age 2-3)

Pee Wee Art at Averyboo Arts

Wall or Window Art

Pee Wee Art at Averyboo Arts

Sewing Cards

class: Little Picasso’s (Age 4-6)

Little Picasso's at Averyboo Arts

Heart Bowls for Mom

workshop: Mini Monets with Mom (Age 4-9)

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This was a felting project. I'll do a separate post about this in a few days & show you the steps.

Now, back to bed to wait for my breakfast… hope the boys wake up soon because I’m huunngry! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

May 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Custom Birthday Party – “Under The Sea”

“We hosted our four year old daughter’s birthday party at this wonderful Long Beach gem. Owner, Natalie Meza, worked diligently with me to carry-out the concept of our mermaid theme. She ordered custom underwater colored paints and materials, devised craft options and consulted me by phone and email whenever I had additional ideas. You will find that Averyboo is a modern, clean and well-lit space that has high-quality materials. Being that Natalie is a mother of a young child herself gives her a deep passion for what she does and with her art background you’ll see how you’re child will have a wonderful artistic experience no matter what studio offering you choose!”
– Marinella L. (Averyboo Arts, Yelp Review)

Birthday Party @ Averyboo Arts

Painting treasure chests and sea animals.

Birthday Party @ Averyboo Arts

Art, mermaid face painting, and a super fun ocean themed dance lesson!

April 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm 1 comment

Painting with Paper – Van Gogh Irises

class: Little Picasso’s (Age 4-6)

Van Gogh - Irises

In this class, we used Van Gogh as our inspiration. Students created iris “paintings” using brown paper as their canvas, chalk pastels, various torn papers, glue, and oil pastels.We talked about the terms, “expressionism”, “horizon line”, “blending”, “highlights”, “foreground/background” and “layering”.

 

Little Picasso's at Averyboo Arts

 

 

 

March 25, 2011 at 7:14 am Leave a comment

New Planters!

The studio has been open now for 2 years!
One of the many upgrades on my “to do” list has been to make planters out front to help draw attention from the street and keep people from leaning on the glass while waiting for the bus.

First, I *really* needed to paint the side walk. Really. It’s so boring and bland out there; people don’t notice we exist. My landlord never liked the idea of painting when I brought it up to him, but I have to make the storefront a reflection of me.

Next, I found galvanized trash cans in several different sizes at OSH. I thought they would be super cute and complement our creative reuse philosophy.

My Mom gathered succulents from her house & I from mine (including poky cactus). I also bought some purple cabbage and horsetail grass to create our little urban garden. It took 6 hours to put the containers together.

The plants still need to fill in a bit more, but I love it! I’ve noticed lots of smiles from people walking past, which always feels good. A big “Thank You” to my Mom who did all the planting!!! Here are some photos…

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BEFORE photo. See, wasn't it bland?

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Blue & Green paint added to the front sidewalk.

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Shiny new cans & plants

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Very happy!

 

 

March 20, 2011 at 12:29 am Leave a comment

St. Patty’s Day

Here’s all the green goodness that took place for St. Patrick’s Day this year… (click photos for larger pic)

Class: Pee Wee Art (Age 2-3)
Kids learned about color mixing, threading, and as always, exercised those little fine motor muscles while sponging, using small brushes & markers.

Pee Wee Art at Averyboo Arts

Green necklaces and color mixing shamrocks. Neil was also excited to show us on the easel that Y+B=G!

class: Little Picasso’s (Available T/TH/SA, age 4-6)
All Picasso classes this week are working on Paper Sculptures; however, the TH class was the only one making them with shades of GREEN. We used an amusement park as our inspiration and observed photos of rides while learning how to manipulate a practice strip of paper. Kids learned how to make circles, twists, loops, coils, hills, and accordian folds before starting their project. Then I let them do their thing…

Little Picasso's at Averyboo Arts

Using 3 shades of green + brown strips of paper, kids created their own amusement parks.

class: Beginning Art (Age 6-9)
Students learned how to draw a 3-leaf clover & watercolor techniques. We talked about “small scale”,  how to use” light pressure” while using our colored pencils, and how to “dilute” our paint to make a new shade of green. They also learned how to control the watercolors to avoid bleeding.

Sometimes a project seems simple at the start, but as the kids discovered, this project was a great skill building experience.

Beginning Art at Averyboo Arts

The background color also had a fine, gold glitter added to it. These came out really pretty 🙂

Open Studio
My sis-in-law came in with the family (well, some of the family, she has 9 kids!). She lives in AZ, so it was the first time she had seen the studio. She’s the one that has generously provided me with many of the fun costumes we have at Averyboo.

Open Studio at Averyboo Arts

Making Leprechaun Beards with the kids during Open Studio.

 

March 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

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