Category Archives: Creative idea

Photos from the Past Couple of Weeks

                        The first class with a new group of aspiring Expressive Water Media students. Instructor, Gerry Willging, is back by popular demand. I’ll post photos of their work as the weeks go by.        http://www.theartistsplayground.com/blog/2017/03/12/abstract-water-based-mixed-media-demo-was-a-big-hit/             Here  is a painting by … Continue reading

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First week of TANNERY CAMP

Everyone seemed really happy to be doing art every day this week. Here are some of the photos including photos of the supplies. Thanks to Wendy.                                                              Krista Sawyer helping the little kids.                                                                          Smorgasbord of supplies … Continue reading

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After School Art Classes Ending Until September

Next week is the end of the after school year for most of the classes. My granddaughter, Kate Carter, is going to hold one more set of classes (3:30 to 5pm) on 3 Mondays starting June 5th to June 19th. … Continue reading

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Openings in the Little kids class on Thursdays

I am happy to announce that  we have a couple of openings for little kids (5-7) in the Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. art class starting April 27th. Some of you know that it is not often that we … Continue reading

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Abstract and Water Media DEMO Presented by Gerry Willging

It is my absolute pleasure to let you all know that Gerry Willging is coming back to teach a 6 week class. Gerry is really expert in composition and design – not to mention energetic and enthusiastic. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Example of our Creative Approach to Teaching

Haylie wanted to make a gift for her little brother for his 5th birthday. He loves Ninja Turtles and particularly the one below. She did the drawing to show us what it looked like and Wendy found a photo on … Continue reading

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Extras for Creative Reuse

Look at all the art supplies Wendy picked up at Extra’s. They are an Arts & Crafts Store in Peabody, Massachusetts (see info at bottom of this blog) or check out their web site: https://www.facebook.com/ExtrasforCreativeReuse/  Extra organizes and offers to … Continue reading

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Watercolor or Coloring—You pick

We have a watercolor class with Rob Brun and a coloring class with Sandy Turner, both starting in a couple of weeks. Let us know if either one strikes your fancy. You can read more about Sandy or Rob by … Continue reading

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Coloring with Sandra Turner

Many people have been asking us for a class devoted to coloring, shading and interpreting their favorite images in coloring books. Sandy Turner has taken the challenge. She will be offering a new 4week coloring class on Thursday mornings from … Continue reading

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One of the many ways to sneak up on a painting

The summer kids “Paint Along with Pat” class is going absolutely wonderfully. The kids are all eager to learn and I am thrilled to be able to spend time teaching them. I see my job as giving them tips on … Continue reading

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