Monday, January 27, 2014

Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud

Tomorrow is my 5th art lesson with my littles. It's a family of three little girls who love art! I get to leave work on my lunch break to teach them in the middle of the day. It's so hard to go back to work once I've got art on the brain! We've been having a lot of fun doing art as part of their home school.

What really works for us is choosing an artist, learning about them, and making a project inspired by that artist. It's pretty simple, but there are oh so many possibilities.

So far we have learned about Wassily Kandinsky, Eric Carle (the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Jasper Johns, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Tomorrow we're learning about Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud. They're both associated with the Pop Art movement, and both made art about food. So we're going to pick our favorite foods and paint them a la Warhol and Thiebaud! If the kids were older, I would teach them how to screen print. Baby steps.

I'm excited! Who says little kids can't learn about important artists?

Edit: We did it! We had one project with snow cones, one with sugared chick peep candies, and one with ice cream. I did a pineapple. Yum!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Tuesdays are busy for me. I teach my youngsters at lunch and then my teenager after work. Today my teenager and I painted pomegranates! Hers is on the left. For her second time painting fruit, I think she did awesome! Here's what we did a few weeks ago: a watercolor and gouache study of a fish. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Frog

I think it's fun when people post images of their progress. I drew this frog back in August when I was teaching summer art lessons at the museum. I got to TA for my colleague, which gave me time to practice my art skills. Here's a picture of a frog I drew in my sketchbook.

Friday, January 3, 2014


Here's the picture I was talking about! My student is, like...half my age and he's making stuff like this.