Modern-Day "Selfies" - Modigliani Portraits

A few weeks ago I introduced Amedeo Clemente Modigliani to my 9-12 year old class!

 

He was an Italian painter who worked in France and his art was characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He was known to leave the eyes of his portraits blank, but this creeped the kids out too much, so we added eyes, with pupils and light reflection :)

I LOVE this project.

The above are paintings, but they resemble chalk pastels, so we "painted" with chalks and they were gorgeous! 

Each artist was encouraged to look at their faces deeply in the mirror and exaggerate their features. 

Modern-Day "Selfies"--but Modigliani style ;) 

They turned out awesome and by using black tag-board...the complementary colors we used just popped on these works of art!

 

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It got very messy, but I think all of our artists enjoyed this unique take on an exaggerated self portrait!

Here are a "handful" of our artists that day :)

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Our Studio Open House in Photos! Come Explore!

August 10th was our Studio's Open House!

I was so blessed by the turn out and the love that was present in that room.

And to watch these little faces light up as they walked in took my breath away.... 

 

Oh, this dream of mine since I was young...took up residence on the smiles of these artists of all ages...

Amazing.

 

Please stay a while, tour our little creative space and we hope to create with you this fall!

 

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All Our Hearts Most Sincere THANK YOU to ALL that stopped in!  

We have the most amazing students and friends around and love you all!!

 

Come Join the Fun HERE! 

We Hope To See You This Fall! 

CREATE. BE INSPIRED. BLOOM.

{Art Classes} {Bloom-Prints Studio} {Life} 

 

Our Weekend in Photos - Summer Days Don't Leave Just Yet

This weekend...

 

One of those you stow away deep down in your memory to look back on for years to come...

Art was everywhere...on paper, on our kiddos faces, and in my heart because there was a song playing there...

We spent time reconnecting with precious old friends,  sweet time with family,

and my husband was baptized!

Oh sweet summer...don't leave just yet... 

We visited the festival of the arts (which never fails to inspire me like crazy), hung with some of our very best friends, we spent time at the farmer's market...

...and oh, the art our kid's created at the studio this weekend...

Breath-taking!

 

I hope you are just as refreshed for this new week as we are, loves! 

Here is our weekend in photos...

 

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Thank God I was working the media booth...or I would have been a bawling mess... ;)

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Sweet memories...I will miss these loves so much! 

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A touch of whimsy from the studio...

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My Nicole and her precious miracles 

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My Favorite portrait artist at the festival: CHUCK WEBER. Check out his work HERE! Amazing! 

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Kavs provided the entertainment, while the littles ate dinner...

(Can you spot him??) 

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