In Foundations of Studio art we are beginning the year with a unit on Light and color, as you've seen the past two years. This year I would like to do something different and break down my units by day. Please feel free to use the comments section and let me know what you think.... Continue Reading →
I had my last day teaching at the Family Art Studio at Glen Echo this past Saturday. It was an amazing final day. My youngest brothers even came to visit me! I will miss working at Glen Echo, but I cannot sustain a 6-7 day work week forever, so I decided to ask if I... Continue Reading →
So I work two jobs. It's great to earn extra money when you are saving for a house! My weekend work involves being a teaching artist at Glen Echo Park Partnership Park for the Arts and Culture, at Glen Echo National Park, in Glen Echo Maryland. (long enough?) I occasionally gallery sit and manage events,... Continue Reading →
Working Weekends: My Second (Third and Fourth) Job(s)
If you've known me for a while then you know I've worked at Glen Echo Park in Maryland for eight of the past nine summers now, and about nine weeks each summer. I took off one summer to travel to Salamanca Spain, where my father re-married and I studied Spanish at the Universidad de Salamanca.... Continue Reading →
It is getting close to summertime and I am experiencing nostalgia. I have now worked for 8 years as a summer art teacher at one of the most beautiful national park cites in the US, Glen Echo Park in Maryland. Here are a few gems from last year.
Sometimes Things Get Messy.
This summer I have the distinct advantage at my art camp that a school teacher does not have: A captive audience of 22 children and 6 hours of nothing but art activities. Kids come clothed for art-making, wearing smocks and old clothes. There are no worries about sending them home messy. This gives me the... Continue Reading →
Here are some nice spring time collages done by my in-home class up in Hudson Heights!
Psychedelic Toddler Art
In our second to final "Triangles, Circles and Squares Oh My!" class we used all of the colors we had previously explored in all of the classes leding up to this one. Once again we drew, then collaged, then painted and then folded and smooshed our paintings to make beautiful butterflies! Next week we will... Continue Reading →
Rainbows are wonderful when you see them after a rain storm, and anyone who has seen one will remember it clearly. Where they were, what they were doing. Unless maybe you live in Seattle or somewhere where it always rains and you see them all the time. Unfortunately, according to my most recent toddler survey,... Continue Reading →
The Color Red
This week, Thursday January 20th, I began my first in-home class for a group of 4 two and three year old artists, and their parents. The class was held in the very beautiful apartment of one of the mothers in DUMBO. When I arrived I got to meet all of my miniature artists and their... Continue Reading →