I am the PROUDEST #ArtMama today!!! So, so UNBELIEVABLY proud of my #ProjectPeace squad for creating all of this AMAZING artwork over the last several months with me. And I am so BLOWN AWAY by the sheer talent and dedication shown by the Dance Squad and Music Production Crew today. I’m sad the school year is ending and I’ll have to wait all the way until September to do it all again. Today’s #ArtsFest at #BCAL was incredible... so perfect. #MyBabies#ProudArtMama 💖😭
Here is a series of artwork by my 4th grade students.
A mixture of Frida Kahlo portraits, value scale and three dimensional forms study, Mona Lisa portraits, and a line study. They are receiving their artwork for the end of the year, and I am more than proud of their hard work and growth. I couldn’t be more proud of my kiddos. #proudartteacher#proudartmama#artteacher#artist#teachingartist @aretbasewear
I never pressure my kiddos into art, but I think they gravitate to what they witness. My 8-year old asked for a large canvas, and then created this painting this morning. He said he loves colorful, abstract art. Obviously!😃😍 Totally different than my style, but I love it nonetheless. I that the idea was all his own, and that he loves how it turned out. .
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This week Arch and I worked on his first painting on canvas. I was inspired by a similar idea I saw by the clever Olivia over @acraftyliving and the process was pretty easy too!
I put some paint onto the canvas, wrapped it twice in Glad wrap, tied it at the back with rubber bands and then let Arch use his hands to smoosh the paint around. It has a cool texture to it too because of the thick paint.
Once it was completely dry I gave Arch my Posca Paint Pens and he went wild drawing lines all over it.
Ta Da! A pretty, colourful, abstract painted by my 1.5 year old. 😂
I’m thinking I will turn it into one of the fabric designs for one of my 2018 clothing collections. ❤️
Tonight was the end of year celebration for our co-op, and I had the honor of setting up the display for all the artwork the kids have done this year. They've made mixed medium solar systems, studied symmetry and perspective, played with light and shading like Rembrandt, painted water lilies like Degas, and worked with texture like Morisot. It's been an amazing year- not just because of the art, of course! But there's just something SO wonderful about seeing kids' work displayed! -
When I joined @caaminla last year, one of the first things I oversaw was the revamp and renaming of the museum's quarterly brochure. So excited to see our second issue out in the world! Special shout out to #staceyabarbanel , #julialuke and the staff at CAAM for bringing this baby to life. Pick up your free copy today! #proudartmama#museumlife
Let's play a game? If da Vinci hadn't painted the Mona Lisa and other artists had, what would she look like? Can you name the 8 artist versions of Mona? My grade 12s continue to impress me. #proudartmama
Had a #proudcraftymom moment today. My son Otis now has to join my after school art class because he is done with soccer. We made dream catchers to celebrate Thanksgiving and he was the first to finish his weaving and never asked for help, where as all the other kids in the class had a hard time with this project and were very frustrated. Otis is never the kid who wants to make art, so this made me happy because I feel like at least he is learning art from watching me constantly do it. #proudartmama#proudmom#brooklynkids#motherhood
Today's major addition to my home art collection (c/o @forumgallery). I'm DELIGHTED to have a @cybeleyoung of my very own after years of dreaming of one.
"i haven't checked the closet", 2014
Mags at 15. #nysssavisualarts project - life size illustration of Grimm's fairytale " The Frog King" ... She throws the frog against the wall. I want to know how that turned into the "kiss" version in the "Frog Prince". I think I know who we can ask . #proudartmama
My summer student has been killing it each week. Teaching someone and seeing them improve so dramatically is the most incredible feeling. Follow her at @kimberlytorres_art or with hashtag #teichersapprentice#MeetMyInternKim