Degas Dancers!

I think perhaps this may be my favorite lesson I've designed for our Home School Classes and Painting with the Master's classes.

We learned about Degas, his study of dancers, his technique and his use of movement in his paintings. The outcome was amazing! 

All ages from 5-15 nailed this one! 

( In Honor of our French Painter...this song seemed fitting :) 

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First, we discussed various ways an artist can depict movement.

Then, they were instructed to quickly draw one of these ideas. So wonderful! 

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Then each child chose a favorite color to paint their background, we distressed the edges for texture and interest and began our "underpainting" with white paint and step by step we discussed how to "draw" with our paint brushes on their canvases.

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This is not an easy task to let go and allow themsleves to freely "draw" with paint and not have an eraser.

They truly were magnificent!  

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After this was accomplished, these sweethearts began to fill in detail in black and the black on white contrast i truly adored! 

Check out how awesome!! 

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Cade is 5 :) Great job buddy!!

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So lovely!

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Here are just a handful of 22 of our amazing artist's renderings of Degas and movement.

I am so proud of them!!!

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 We would LOVE to have you create with us! New classes start November 8th! 

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Peacock Painting Party!

A few weeks ago, we had another lovely night of painting, drinking wine, laughing, and making memories at Bloom-Prints Studio.

This special family of 4 sisters, their mother and a good friend brought so much life and spunk to the studio!

 

I adored every minute!

These ladies commented on how our space feels so cozy like a home and it blessed my heart. That is exactly how I hope you feel when you step into this space. 

It is such an honor to share my passion with such beautiful souls.

Check out their incredible work and schedule your ladies night here!

 (Click on Song Below :)

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Check out this  incredible wine label one of our artsits created of herself and her four sisters!

Such beauties!!

LOVE!!

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Come paint with us! We provide sweets and coffee or wine ;)

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The detail each individual artist developed was stunning. 

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What a darling group and what an incredible way to spend the evening!

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Jolene's impression of the "one eyed" peacock :) 

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Just stunning! I was so impressed by their work! 

Please come visit me again soon ladies! ;)

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Ages 8+ Gustav Klimt Whimsy Paintings: The Tree of Life

A few weeks ago, my 9+ age group learned about color blending and the use of complimentary colors...

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I introduced them to Gustav Klimt and his gold leaf paintings, just like in our Ladies group...here!

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We made this lesson a bit more colorful and added a touch of whimsy.

 

The complementary colors we decided to utilize were purple and gold...They turned our fantastic! 

 

Our Artists each received a whimsy tree drawing to guide them in their tree building process...

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I LOVE their use of color here

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So proud of these artists! They truly bloomed throughout the painting process! Amazing! 

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