Fine Art Tots // 8.3.17

Fine Art Tots // September

You all. I just got home from my August Fine Art Tots class and it was so. much. fun. 

Fine Art Tots // 8.6.17 // analogous watercolors
 

I am already looking forward to next month’s class. On September 3 at 3pm, I will be teaching a pop-art screen-printing class. You can see an example of the project above and register for it on Grow’s website. More details on the Fine Art Tots are available here

I haven’t made all of the printing screens yet, but I can promise a triceratops, a butterfly, and a rabbit. Any other special requests? 

Triceratops Screen Print

Create + Make // 8.25.17

Hi! I wanted to share the project I have planned for our first Create + Make Workshop.

 

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Wall hanging // mobile
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Wall hanging // mobile
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In the nursery

We will be creating modern mobiles. These beauties would be perfect in a nursery, and are chic enough to work in a living space. (We have ours hanging in our guest room window.)

You can register for the class here, and read more about the workshops here.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Art Workshop // Cary NC

Art class workshop in Cary with Jane Cheek

I am so excited to be offering art workshops for adults at Grow! These classes will be geared towards decor for the family home, and will be process driven, open ended, decorative projects. Projects will vary from class to class. You can check the schedule or my blog for details on each class. No prior experience is needed, only the desire to be creative.

I will be hosting these workshops during Cary’s Art Crawl on the final Friday evening of each month. The cost to attend is $40 per person, and includes all supplies. You are invited to bring any refreshments you may want. The workshop will last about two hours and starts at 7pm. At the end of the workshop you will have a masterpiece of your own creation to take home. 

Walk-ins are welcome, however, pre-registration is recommended as class size is limited.

 

Busy.

Y’all. I am excited/busy/a smidge tired. 

This week has been all about events. I’ve been hanging in my Studio a lot recently and this week was all about getting out and about. I have a ton of events planned here in the Triangle. There’s a trunk show with a ton of my new work happening this weekend at Oak + Co in Historic Oakwood, Raleigh. Saturday morning I teach a kids craft at Read With Me. I’ve booked the community space in the new location for Grow for toddler art classes the first weekend of the month, and adult art workshops (details coming soon) the last Friday of the month. That starts in August. Head on over to my Facebook page and click the events tab to see the details! 

Whew + Woo. 😄

Back to Teaching!

You guys! I am super excited to be offering classes at Grow, the family boutique, at their new location in downtown Cary. If you have been in their old store you might be like, what, where, how? Well…their new location is going to be boutique in the front, classroom/community space in the back. Much larger than before. Part of their goal with the larger space is to create a full calendar of events and a real sense of community among local families.

So about the classes…

I will be teaching a toddler+caregiver class (think “Music Together” style, but with paint) the first weekend of the month. Woot!  And I will be teaching an art workshop for parents + Parents-To-Be the last Friday each month. (Check back later for a post all about that one!)

“Fine Art Tots” is the art classes for kids. I’ll be working the unschooling mom, art teacher thing to create an engaging, process driven experience for little one’s. There will be paint, and messes, and lots of color mixing. (But the mess is not in your house! ) And I’ll be working the artist, home decor thing to make sure that each project I facilitate for these classes is a beautiful,  frame – worthy, abstract masterpiece made by your little love. 

My first class is scheduled for August, 6, and I am pumped. The focus will be on watercolor resist and analogous color schemes. Pre-registration is highly recommended (though walk-ins are welcome!), as class size is capped at 10 children. The cost is $20, all supplies are included. This class is recommended for children of any skill set from 12 months old thru 5 years old. There should be no more than two children per caregiver. 

I look forward to helping your little one (or ones) create a masterpiece for your home!

A watercolor resist painting by Abe at 15 months

Circular canvasses by Abe at age two

Collaborative Mom + tot statement piece by Abe at age 2.5
Oil pastel + watercolor art by four year old Ike
Tape resists

Welcome!


Hi! I am a mixed media artist who finds inspiration in nature. I love exploring color theory and working with metallic accents. I enjoy exploring both form and feeling through modern abstract expressionism with occasional nods to pop art and fauvism.

Once upon a time, I graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA in Visual Arts Applications. I taught art at a k-8 charter school in Durham for five years before deciding to stay home with my kids. Over the years I have shown my work at a variety of fairs and festivals, including ArtCon in Dallas, TX, the Fun Fourth Festival in Greensboro, NC, and the Autumn Arts Festival in Wake Forest, NC. 

I am currently a member of VAE. I now spend my days unschooling our three sons and working in my home studio. I also teach kid + caregiver classes at Grow, in Cary. My pet project, #freeartfridayrdu, is one way that I try to make the world a little more joyful, one free artwork at a time. 

My art is available locally, in Raleigh at several shops and online, via Etsy.