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The studio was busy during the month of December. Classes made holiday themed art, kids had gift-making in mind during Open Studio and we also participated in a couple community events. Here are a few pictures I have to share…

class: Beginning Art (Age 6.5-9)
project: Glitter Winter Paintings (click image for large photo)

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Students learned about abstract landscapes, composition, planning a design, monochromatic color, tints/shades; used acrylic paints, oil pens & glitter on 9x12 canvas board. This project took 3 sessions to complete.

what: Open Studio Re-cap
I usually don’t take many photos during Open Studio, but I snapped a few this month…

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Gingerbread Lollipops, Free Card Swap, open-ended art & gift making, natural ornaments, recycled snowmen & more.

class: Little Picasso’s (Age 4-6 years)
project: Poinsettia Collage

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Students used collage technique to make poinsettia pictures. Talked about how flower petals radiate from the center, worked on fine motor skills.

what: First Fridays Community Art Walk

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The Girl Scouts had a homemade bake sale at the studio for December First Fridays. "Bixby Belle" stopped in with candy canes while the kiddos made holiday canvases.

January 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

Favorite Photo Friday

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twin sisters - open studio

May 20, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Favorite Photo Friday

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"This is a good-guy robot tickling a bad-guy and sneaking gasoline in his shirt." ~Avery

May 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Favorite Photo Friday


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Painting with Grandpa - Open Studio



March 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm 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.

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Making Leprechaun Beards with the kids during Open Studio.


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

The Holidays

I can’t believe the holidays came & went already!! Below is just a small sample of the projects created in the studio in December.

PEE WEE ART (Age 2-3)

Pee Wee Art Class

paper poinsettia pictures, ice & play snow



Little Picasso Class

Making snowglobes w/ crystal paints



Open Studio

gingerbread cookies, string art & all sort of gift making took place in Dec.

January 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm 3 comments

Creative Kid + Sale

Jake is an impressive young man (7 yrs). He came in for Open Studio twice last month with his Grandmother and little sister. At first, he was a little shy & unsure what to do when he got here, but after I showed him all the cool stuff he was allowed work with without any grown-ups telling what to make – he got to work…

On day one he decided he was going to make a “portable table”. He figured it all out and with a little assistance (hot glue gun & hole punch) -VOILA- a portable table was created.

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On day two, jake headed straight for the crayon easel to design a catapult! I was unsure as to how he was going to make it, but he was able to figure it all out. He made a working catapult out of cardboard, popsicle stick, bottle cap & tape. After some experimenting, Jake concluded that launching a pompon was more successful than a nut 😉

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Sale at Averyboo Arts, buy 1, get one free

August 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

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