• Perfect Gift for the Experience Seeker

    Thursday, November 1st, 2018

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for the experience seeker? This past year we have had many people enjoying and purchasing gift cards for art classes and workshops. Many gift cards are given as retirement gifts, but just as many are given as birthday gifts. We all seek out new and unique experiences to […]

  • Is My Kid Talented?

    Thursday, August 30th, 2018

    Drawing comes and goes, in stages, as our child develops. So, how do we know at what age our kid might have talent or a knack for drawing or painting? Preschoolers start drawing with scribble lines that move into simple shapes that represent forms by the time they reach kindergarten. As they develop their thinking […]

  • The Reward of Private Art Lessons

    Friday, June 29th, 2018

    The reward of treating yourself to something comes with age. We earned the reward with hard work and therefore, the thrill of receiving it is so much sweeter. When we allow ourselves time to focus on our own needs, we want that reward to be fulfilling and special, like taking private art lessons. Taking art […]

  • Life is Colorful

    Friday, April 6th, 2018

    In a recent meeting with a group of very creative people, someone made the comment, “Color is scary for some people.” That statement really threw me off guard. I don’t understand how color can be scary. It’s just an odd concept to me, since I feel that color is life itself. Color is associated with […]

  • Watercolor vs. Acrylic

    Friday, March 16th, 2018

    When given the choice of watercolor vs. acrylic painting, everyone chooses to learn watercolor. In fact, I have to give the acrylic painting pep talk when I get inquiries about learning to paint. The truth is most people feel comfortable with watercolor because it is used everywhere. We are drawn to it’s pigments because they […]

  • What’s In a Name

    Monday, February 19th, 2018

    Have you ever heard of the game Two Truths and One Lie? It’s a little trivia game where you tell three things about yourself — but one of them is a lie. I thought it would be fun to get to know each other a little bit and play to see how much you know […]

  • Pour Painting

    Monday, February 12th, 2018

    So what is a Pour painting? “Pours” seem to be trending in the art world today. If you remember doing Spin Art at a carnival or at school, then the pour painting artwork is going to be a bit of a throw back for you. The best part is that this art form is all […]

  • Art Studio at Home

    Monday, February 5th, 2018

    I used to day dream about having an art studio at home. I always put off creating one because I thought I needed a certain space, the perfect design and money to build it. You might be dreaming about a studio of your own — especially if you see blog posts by other creatives that […]

  • Block Printing

    Monday, January 29th, 2018

    Some of you many remember block printing from your middle school or high school art class — and not in a fond way. I still hear horror stories from clients that remember trying to carve into hard, brittle linoleum blocks and trying not to stab themselves, all while trying to make something artistic in the […]

  • What is POP ART… ?

    Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

    Accordingly, those who know Pop Art think of images before words ever appear! The iconic Marilyn Monroe of Andy Warhol is just one of many that come to mind. In keeping a pulse on modern culture of today…what is more in the public eye than man’s best friend…? Dog merchandise seems to be “popping” up […]