Category Archives: former students

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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Sharon Bignell showing at the Firehouse

Sharon Bignell, a former student of the Artists Playground, is showing her most recent work at The Firehouse Center for the Arts In Newburyport. January 4, 2017 –January 29, 2017 Some of you will remember Sharon from the Tuesday night … Continue reading

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More exciting news ‘$$$’ for two of our students …

Annette Poirier was happy to have sold 2 paintings this summer. She is showing her work in Rowley at Olive’s Café on Route 1. Click on her name to learn more about her and to see some of her other … Continue reading

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Fun Learning… Perspective Drawing with kids

Below are photos of what the kids in the drawing class have been working on for the past 2 weeks.               Hannah, above, did a great job drawing her vision of a living room. She and the other girls … Continue reading

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Inspiring Demonstration by Gerry Willging

                     Gerry was as dynamic as ever. Wow, what a teacher! At 70 she is still a powerhouse of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. The students were wide-eyed as she  collaged over a painting, one that, we all thought, was … Continue reading

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Drawing and Coloring your Dream House

The studio was very peaceful and quiet while the kids were drawing their ‘Dream House’. The older kids were focused and asked questions about perspective in order to finish the inside of their houses. Many of the kids were with … Continue reading

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Kids & Teachers enjoying summer

  Elise, above, taught the cartooning class. She is in her 4th year of studying animation at UMASS Amherst. Ever since I’ve known her she has loved doing cartoons. To read more about Elise click here http://www.theartistsplayground.com/blog/2012/08/02/cartooning-with-elise/  She taught cartooning … Continue reading

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Consummate artist and friend — Sandy Turner

Below is my best friend, painting pal and former student Sandy Turner. She is one of the most talented watercolorists I know.                 Sandy is so good that during our recent Ogunquit painting trip she gave a … Continue reading

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Beautiful teens & Adorable kids

                 These girls are so lovely, they look like works of art. Speaking of art, check out the abstracts they worked on in class. Emma, far left and Michelle far right are bursting with desire to create. They … Continue reading

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Our Extra-Ordinary Maine Weekend!

Wow, we sure had a great weekend painting in Ogunquit, Wells & York! This year the theme was pen, ink and watercolor washes in an art journal. I was delighted that everyone worked hard, but they worked happily, some staying … Continue reading

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