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Giving Tuesday..a great success!

11/30/17

Giving Tuesday is a great way to give back to the local community.  CAA, our art association, worked to raise money for scholarships for the Stanwood High graduating seniors who want to go on to art school.  It was a fun event after the paperwork etc...and we raise $2655.00.  Some of the students in the last post holding up their self portraits will be in the running for our scholarship money.  Really an honor to work with these talented young people!

 


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New Powerwoman series

11/20/17

Rain Dancer
Rain Dancer is my first Power Woman on black.  I love metallic paints on black  but this creates a few issues when painting the woman...can't on black.  Sooo..I paint on watercolor paper and cut it out. this series will be completely collage as all pieces and parts will be cut and pasted. The backgrounds will also be more interesting in this series....the first has bronze flick "rain"....the next will be Moon dancer, and I intend to print moons on the background.  Her outfit is being influenced by Project Runway's designer Brian's Layers of Love collection.
I am thinking it will be loads of fun...we will see!

 


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OOPS...collage workshop first!!

11/20/17

We started off spending an afternoon making cool papers for the collage.  They had already taken their selfies and had enlarged them.  Molly spend the second afternoon teaching them her collage technique.  they then took off and completed the self portraits  in class and on their own time.  
Working with a small, talented, motivated group is just awesome!!

 


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Finished collage self portraits..Wowsie

11/20/17

WOW...I am impressed.  I knew they would do a good job but I am really excited about these.  They will now have more work to choose from when picking the pieces to go to Scholastic Art Show later in the year.  winning at this event helps them when applying to art schools.
The students look very pleased with the result as well they should be!! I am so thankful that I can have an impact on these very talented students.  This is by far the best result we have gotten from our after school workshops!!

 


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Book Making 101

11/17/17

little books
The Paper Farm...Carol's house....also has an abundance of wonderful ribbons and cords....all kinds of punches and small decorative doodads .  We spent an entire day making two small books each...just the book..nothing is in them...yet. Of course, there was lunch and all the chatting......we sure enjoy getting together and sharing what we know with each other.

Carol
 


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Giving Tuesday

11/17/17

Working on collage papers
Working with the National Honor Art Society students to create self portraits was a lot of fun and gave me the opportunity to see how hard they work and how invested they are in their art. After long days in the classroom they were willing to come after school for a collage workshop.  They dont'get extra credit but they did get the opportunity to make something different  that can go in their portfolios  and add to  the possibles going to the Scholastic Art Show.
These student work really hard and CAA is wanting to reward at least three of them with a very nice scholarship...so..Giving Tuesday is one way we hope to raise the money to do that!

 


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Helen's Originals showcases abstract acrylic mixed media, printmaking with monotypes, dry point and gyotaku, figurative collage, and informative blog entries. 

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