Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mommy and Me School Buses

Some of our Mommy and Me friends have started Kindergarten this week or will start Tuesday, so we made one of their favorite parts of school... School Buses!!! We read two books about school buses and sang the wheels on the bus. Our craft was to paint a bus shaped piece of newspaper yellow, and glue on construction paper windows and wheels. Then we stamped on the red stop sign, white word "stop" and white wheel centers. And to complete our look we pasted it all on a piece of purple paper (yellow's opposite on the color wheel) and use the blow dryer to take it home nice and dry:) They turned out fantastic!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Fall Childrens Classes Starting in October....

Come play art with me at Chester County Art Association this fall Wednesdays and Saturdays!!!! You register by calling Maria at 610.696.5600

Wednesdays 10/03/2012 – 12/05/2012

Printmaking, Bookmaking and Collage    

Code: FY7    Ages: 7-11yrs.    Price: $140 m / $160 nm
10/03/2012 – 12/05/2012    10wks    Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm    Room: Print Room
Teacher: Sherri Schultz    Medium: Mixed Media
Students learn the art of printmaking techniques such as etching, monoprint, marbleizing paper, stamping and collograph. They will be using a printing press, hand press, as well as some old-world techniques. Their finished prints will be incorporated into collage and a finished hand-sewn book. $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor during the first class.

Saturdays 10/06/2012 – 12/08/2012 


Code: FY13
10/06/2012 – 12/08/2012    9wks Teacher: Sherri Schultz
Ages: 9 - 12yrs    Price: $145 m / $165 nm
Times: 10:00 – 12:30pm    Room: Far Studio Medium: Clay
This is an open-studio class that offers mini lessons each class for varied art techniques in handbuilding and wheel- thrown-pottery. Since this is an open-ended class without mandatory projects, it is strongly recommended that students keep an art journal with their ideas for projects or inspirations they would like to complete during the course. $40 materials fee is payable to the instructor during the first class. No class on Thanksgiving weekend.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Summer Camp 3-5 year olds! Animals and Young Art Explorers

Jelly Fish; coffee filters and soda 6 pack plastic

Painting Matisse Fish Bowls
Painting Matisse Fish Bowls

3 ways to use TP Rolls!

Owls, Octopus, and Heart Strings; TP Rolls!

Handprint Giraffes

Handprint Giraffes

Clothes Pin / Popsicle Stick Dragon Flies

TP Roll Owls

Popsicle Lady Bugs

Coffee Filter Butterflies

Recycled Stuff Bugs

Recycle CD Turtles

Paper Plate Birds

Eric Carle Seahorses and Snails

Foam Etching Plates; Printmaking

Prints from foam

Geometric Shaped Houses with Patterns

Stamping with Rounds; Onion, bottle caps, apples and more



Sketchbook Faces

Marbleized Paper

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lobster Prints Mommy and Me Class

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist: (and Other Things Not to Do)Today we sang the "Lion Hunt" song and read a book, "Never Take a Shark to the Dentist: (and Other Things Not to Do)" by Judi Barrett. In the book we learned to not hold hands with lobsters. Great funny book that the little ones will love! After our story we made our lobster prints using watercolors, acrylics, and stamps (our own hands for claws, foam cut out for the body, romaine lettuce end for tail, and tp roll for background underwater flowers for texture). Try it at home and check out our beautiful lobsters!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tweens and Teens Emotional Self Portrait Class

19 tween and teen campers from Paradise Farms Camp came to do a special class with me - Emotional Self Portraits! We talked about famous artist portraits such as Romare Bearden and Andy Warhol, how emotions look, color choices that evoke certain emotion, how to draw the human head — it's proportions/formulas and finally we went over materials we could use for our own portraits. We used pencils, oil pastel, acrylic paint, watercolor, cut up magazines, yarn, papers and more. Check out how great they did in such a short time of 2 hours. Pretty amazing stuff:)


using heat gun to dry paint
before adding another layer
mixing paint to get just the right color