Monday, July 29, 2013

Kids Creative jewelry-making classes now offered!

I am offering classes in creative jewelry-making once / twice a month for students aged 5 - 18 years. Students learn the basics of good design and experiment with their design to create their own personal expressions. 
  • Classes cover making beads from lightweight air-dry clay in many shapes and sizes. 
  • Beads can be made for necklaces, bracelets, brooches, belts, tiaras, hair decorations and many other accessories.
  • Beads are painted and decorated when dry and made into completed jewelry pieces. 
  • The creative classes also involve using found objects of various kinds to make jewelry from recycled materials.
We will also make beautiful velvet and satin jewelry boxes to hold the jewelry.  

Classes are 2 to 3 hours long and are $15 per hour with a supply fee of $5 per class.  

Sign up for August classes!  Please email or call (925) 216-7231 for further information.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

New Artwork from students!

 Oil painting inspired by the movie "Tangled"
6 year old student
oil on canvas

 Pastel drawing inspired by the artist Chagall
8 year old student
pastel on newsprint

 Oil painting of a Rose
8 year old student
oil on canvas

 Oil painting of a beach scene
11 year old student
oil on canvas

Oil painting of a man on horseback with lasso
(copied from a painting by contemporary artist (details of the artist unknown))
adult student
oil on canvas