A Weekend Escape to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts…
Dustin Farnsworth prepping a demo. That’s a cardboard “plate” prepped for printing below him. Would love to do that with elementary but I don’t think administration would love classroom exacto blade use.

A Weekend Escape to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts…

I thought that I might post a few pictures from my weekend at Arrowmont. When I arrived I was a little taken aback that Arrowmont was not secluded in the mountains above Gatlinburg; the entrance is actually right beside the Hard Rock cafe and the campus is just above the main drag of the town. It was amazing how I completely forgot that I was so close to city life for 4 days though. I cannot find words to express the quality of the workshop, surroundings and people. After agonizing over my fear of getting a roommate with verbal diarrhea I was “bumped” up into a private room and no suite mate to share my bathroom with (it “pays” to go during an early season weekend!). The people were so nice that I even quit trying to sit by myself at meals as I realized that it was perhaps a little offensive that I tried several times to do just that (my introverted side enjoys some meals and readings alone). (more…)

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Peter Reynolds Spring Watercolor Flowers Art Project!
Peter Reynolds Watercolor Flowers as featured in the book Ish by Peter Reynolds

Peter Reynolds Spring Watercolor Flowers Art Project!

I promise to post more of my art soon, but I can’t resist some of these adorable kid projects that come to fruition during my day job. Here is the lesson plan for Spring Watercolor flowers (I wrote it for school, so obviously you don’t have to do the book reading but it is an adorable and worthwhile book)! You can use tempra cake paints (what we use in class) or you could even water down some acrylic or gouache paints. 🙂 This is such a simple and rewarding project; have fun!
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