Saturday, May 11, 2013

Creativity with CRAYONS!

If you think that crayons are just for "coloring" you are partially right! But see what happens when you challenge a teen art class to take simple perspective a few steps beyond the basics and apply what they learned about shading techniques using paper, a pencil and crayons! Wondrous results!

 Shading and highlighting the contour shapes makes the piece seem to undulate on its own!

Crayons, used in this manner, are a simple, cheap and effective art tool for all ages!

Highlights are the white of the paper, uncolored!

Draw the pencil perimeter first, add the contour lines, then enhance with shading

Monday, May 6, 2013


Summer Art Programs - 2013

studio porch art student academy 

MINI ART CAMPS for kids coming in JUNE!

Mini Art camps are designed for ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11 & up! These week long camps are 2 hours each day and each camp includes creative daily art projects that promote learning of the specified topic in a fun, creative and enjoyable way for your child. Since we are a multi-media Art Studio (for all ages!), we focus on some of the many different ways to create art- including painting, paper mache, textiles, colors, ceramics and more!

ALL supplies are included. Dress to mess!
Tuition: $95.00 per child per session.

June 10-14: "Where the Wild Things Are"
This mini art camp is designed to bring out your child's imagination by creating their very own "Wild Things!" A fun, imaginative and inventive class!
10:00 am-12:00 noon Ages 5-7and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Ages 8-10

June 17-21: "Enchanted Forest"
In this mini art camp we'll combine the richness and beauty of lakes and forests in reality and in your child's imagination to help them create their own "Enchanted Forest!"
10:00am-12:00 noon Ages 5-7 and
1:00 pm-3:00 pm Ages 11 & upThe older group, will do a combination of both themes suitable for their ages and imagination. Superfun, super inventive!