To learn more about Frida Kahlo and her artwork we read a childrens book (a bit on the sad side) about her life: Frida, by Jonah Winter and Ana Juan. It explains the story of Frida's life and why she became a painter. The children actually loved it and inspired by the small creatures that... Continue Reading →
The second part of our three part book making project is creating the beautiful silk screen prints that fill the inside of our books. Using the classic snow-flake-cutting technique my campers fold and then cut to create symmetrical stencils which we then use to create these colorful creations: This is very permanent ink so it... Continue Reading →
Each week at the Decorative Fine Arts camp we marbleize paper using a technique I learned from my boss, Sinclair Hamilton. (He is also a talented sculptor and teacher at Glen Echo) In years past I have used carrageenan, a powdered seaweed sometimes found in ice cream and pudding as a natural thickening agent. I... Continue Reading →
This is the final result of two of the amazing things we do at the Decorative Fine Arts camp at Glen Echo. We use the silk-screen prints that we've made along with out class mates to create a book of prints. Then we use the Marbleized Paper to cover two pieces of cardboard as our... Continue Reading →
Here are some of the color wheel projects that we begin our week with. Tuesday mornings we start painting and as you can see they always turn out beautiful!
I have now begun my summer semester as an art teacher at the Decorative Fine Arts. The class is part of the many summer classes offered at Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts. On Monday of each week we begin in the morning by planning out our color wheels, talking about rules and... Continue Reading →
My traveling and adventures are almost over, and as it gets more hot, humid and sticky I am getting anxious for the summer semester to start. I cannot wait! This first day of the Decorative Fine Arts Camp at Glen Echo Partnership for the Arts will be June 20th. I am looking forward to color... Continue Reading →