Fabric Garland Wall Decor

We often paint on unprimed heavyweight duck cloth.  These beautiful garlands were made by simply sewing scraps of duck cloth into a garland.  These literally took about thirthy seven seconds a [...]

Layered Abstract Paintings with Kids

Summer is an extra special time in the studio because we have kids for weekly summer camps.  When we have them Monday through Friday, we can get into some lengthier projects that are hard to do [...]

Papier Mache Wiener Dogs

Papier Mache Wiener Dogs for the Win!   We’re in Charlotte, NC but I’m not from the South so I don’t think I’ve ever said “ya’ll” and actually meant [...]

Folk Art Fabric Arpilleras

We’re excited to share one of the most beautiful projects we’ve ever done – Folk Art fabric arpilleras! These three-dimensional quilts known as arpilleras were inspired by our [...]

Wide-Eyed Self Portraits

These wide eyed self-portraits were unusual and so whimsical, and were created with just one very important drawing prompt about the shape of the face! We are big on trying to get kids to learn a [...]

Memory Jars

These Memory Jars are such a fun way to capture children’s imaginations and preserve their favorite memories!  Literally. Who hasn’t wanted to save time in a bottle?  Well this simple [...]

Paul Klee El Jardin de Rosas

This magical chalk pastel drawing project was inspired by Paul Klee’s “Jardin de Rosas”. If you’re not familiar with Paul Klee’s work, take a minute and feast your [...]

Winter Reindeer

These adorable reindeer paintings were created by a full house of young artists in a winter break camp! The kids in this camp were mixed ages 5-12.  We did a quick instructional drawing with the [...]

Personified Owls

This owl painting project from our 5-9 yr. old classes was so adorable with his human-like features.

Paper Characters

This "Paper Character" art project was a fun mix of self-portraiture, playing dress-up, and puppetry!