It is that time of year! Registration is now open for the 2018 Summer art camp. I know it seems early but I have learned that people much more organized then I, do plan out their summers out well in advance!
My favorite part about art camp is that each day we give one prize per table to those students displaying the character trait of the day. We will discuss the values of hard work, service, gratitude, patience and helpfulness. By the end of the week each child will have received a prize and a short little bit of instruction about living a life full of good fruits.
The camp will be held:
June 18th through June 22nd this year
Monday through Friday
Ages 6 through 12
Cost is $145 per camper with all materials and supplies provided. Great discounts are included for families with multiple campers.
The art camp is hosted by Caryn Dahm and Holli Luther and is held at Metro church (now called, The Foundry) in Winter Springs just off of the 417 overpass.
Read more about it and see photos of previous years on our summer camp page.
Registration closes June 4th.
All ready to sign up? Register Online Here
We can't wait to inspire and encourage your child's love of art in a fun-filled, comfortable learning environment! e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-421-3198 with questions.
I enjoy drinking sparkling water, but something about San Pellegrino is my favorite! I think the bottle and label are what sells me. I've always been a sucker for good packaging. As a teenager, I used to hoard green glass bottles. I had a collection of it on my window sill for the light to shine through.
When my husband and I visited Italy this year, I thought I was in heaven. At every restaurant we dined in they asked if you wanted your water "still" or "frizzante." I of course would always opt for the crisp fizz. Most of the time I was served my favorite brand with a tall glass to pour it in.
So last week, when my art students and I worked on studying how to compose a still life, I selfishly set myself up a scene of limes and San Pellegrino.
By putting the subject in a box and shining a focussed light on it, you cut down on surrounding ambient light and get nice clean highlights and shadows.
I used a white background because I wanted that gorgeous green glow to show up behind the glass.
The clip on light was picked up at a garage sale years ago, and it has proven to be a great asset.
My first attempt was a bit of a disaster. I couldn't wait to get to the painting part so I rushed my drawing. The first bottle on the right was far from symmetrical. Not only that, but my paper was shredding along the edge of it from the water. I decided it was time to cut my losses and start again. Typically my second pass at a painting is better. I try to learn from my mistakes the first go around.
So happy to finally have painted a scene that reminds me of our trip to Italy, and a beverage I love.
Whether I am painting custom artwork, creating a water colored logo for a client, or teaching art students, I hope to refresh and inspire others with my work. Read more ...