What is Creative Elements?

Creative Elements offers quality art instruction in a variety of ways-- parent/child classes for preschoolers, summer and after school classes for children, private lessons, classes for adults, Art centered birthday parties, customized art classes in your neighborhood, and more!!!

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, March 21, 2011

Summer Schedule

I can't believe it's time to start thinking about summer, but I know we are already marking dates for trips and other activities, so I thought I better get my summer schedule lined up. . . and let me tell you, it's going to be a good one. Last summer was the first for Creative Elements and I learned a lot. Thank you so much to all of you who were my guinea pigs. This summer I have tried to make it more accessible to the Treasure Valley by having one of the classes held at BOUNCE just off of the Meridian exit. I have also offered some classes that are designed for families with special family pricing. I know how expensive it gets to involve all of your kids, so hopefully this will make it a little easier for families to participate. Another change for this year is that I expanded the drawing and design class to include upper elementary as well as middle school aged children. Add in the ongoing Potter's Wheel Workshop and Studio for ages 14 and up, and there's a little something for everyone. I hope you find what you are looking for. If you have questions or would like to register email me at: creativeelmentsinfo@gmail.com

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Love Mud!!!

I just finished my first Potter's Wheel Workshop. I'm excited for this first group to get in the studio and give it a try. It is definitely one of those things that looks so easy, until you sit down and try it for yourself. It takes a lot of practice and patience but when you finally get there, it is so worth it. I had a rare moment of peace and quiet after the workshop before my crew came home, so I sat down at the wheel . . . heaven!!! Love it!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Proud Mama

"Lava Explosion"
Rylan, Age 5

"Owl Stare"
Oil Pastel/Watercolor
Camden, Age 8

"Toucan on the Branch"
Oil Pastel/Watercolor
Ethan, age 10

These are my boys' entries for the School District Art Show. I may be a bit biased but I think they did such a good job. They each had to do the work all by themselves. They worked so hard on them. I loved when they had to write an "artist statement" and they started talking about the techniques they used, positive and negative space, and of course Rylan who's statement was more along the lines of, "I like Lava." I'm so proud of them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Excited for Spring Classes!

I've been doing some clay projects with some of my private lesson students and my son's scout den. It has been so fun. I also found time to get out on the wheel and throw some pots. I love it! I can't wait for Introduction to Clay and Potter's Wheel workshop to start up.

Some important dates to remember. . .

The early registration deadline for Introduction to Clay is this Friday, March 11. After that the price will go up $5, so hurry and register this week!

Our first Potter's Wheel Workshop will be Saturday, March 12 2:00-4:00. I would love to add a few more people to that workshop, but if that time doesn't work for you let me know when you can do and we will get another workshop scheduled!

Check the schedule here and the Registration details here and the course descriptions here.