Theater Fans: some awesome art lessons!

Welcome back friends! I am so excited to share with you some really cool lessons on making puppets, and making props which were a gift to us from Richmond Performing Arts Alliance. When I was in high school, I loved working on sets for theater and most years here at Fox we have theatrix, where…

Drawing Challenges from 1708 Gallery!

Hello Friends and welcome back! I wanted to share a couple of things with you this week. First is a chance to make some art to go into a real art show! Do you guys remember the cool art show we used to participate in called “InLight” where we would make lanterns? Yeahhhhhh…that show was…

A few different platforms to play with

Hello, friends, I am back to teaching full time as Ms. Ferguson has graduated and gotten a job at a high school! While my student teacher Ms. Ferguson was with us, she introduced some different fun platforms to certain grade levels. While for the whole group I feel like its good to choose certain platforms…

Rorschach Watercolor

Hello friends and welcome back. Sometimes I make art that I think about ahead of time, but sometimes that is too much pressure on my brain and I do something else that I like to call Rorschach water color. Its a weird name if you are unfamiliar with the idea, but the Rorschach test (some…

Self Portrait while Reading

I love reading, and I love art, and I love putting them together. Lots of artists feel the same way. Usually this year I have asked you to illustrate a story. Let’s do some art about….making art about reading! Selfie with book. The picture I have included here doesn’t really look that much like me,…

Let’s make a Bird Book!

One of my greatest joys in life is observing from nature. I love to sit on my porch and watch the squirrels play, or go into my backyard and observe a rabbit eating some plantain, or travel to another town or city to see buffalo or alpaca or any other animal. I thought this year…

The Ultimate Recycle

I want to share a story with you that I love. You can use it to make your art, or just listen and enjoy and draw something else you prefer. This is the story of Rumpelstiltskin and it was one of my favorites growing up. A lot of artists use cool materials you may not…

Book Self Portrait

Hello friends, and welcome back! Today, rather than make an illustration to one particular book, I want to show you some awesome book themed self portraits that my mom showed me that are done by “Bookstagrammer” Elizabeth Sagan. I love these images from My Modern Met, and I think you could easily make your own!…

Snow Life

Hello friends, welcome back. I got some good news yesterday, so I didn’t get my blog put out on time. I am going to have a little art show of my art work at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center here in Richmond in March, so I was excited about that good news. I am sorry…

The Snow Queen

Welcome back, friends! I love playing in the snow. I love it so much that sometimes I just like to let it fall in great swaths from the trees on my head. The snow this week in Virginia made me wonder and think about snowy fairy tales. There are several to choose from, but I…

The Ugly Duckling: Illustration

The story of the ugly duckling is an awesome one in my opinion. If you are a person who has ever felt out of place or awkward or like you don’t fit in….this is the story for you. It is a story about a “duckling” that doesn’t fit in with the other ducklings, but eventually,…