Friday, June 28, 2013

Self Portrait Simplified: Part 2

As I've mentioned previously, one of our new offerings this year is the Self Portraiture Series. All summer long, students have been enjoying creating their very own self portraits in a variety of mediums and themes.
One of the first classes of the series was Self Portrait Simplified, taught by Jean Canavan. As this post shows, students channeled modern masters like Picasso and Modigliani, and used a simplified approach to realism to create their own self portrait in acrylic. The class was so popular that Jean decided to offer it a second time! Check out the photos from the second class below. 
Remember to look out for a lot of these self portraits, as well as other works inspired by this class series, in our November Self Portrait Show at Two Twelve Arts Center.

















Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Hobbit Shire in Saline!



Come one, come all! 
The 2013 Community Art Installation featuring the theme "DIG INTO READING'' will be on display at the Saline District Library during the summer months. Please come and help us install a hobbit shire at the library on Saturday, July 13 from 10am-3pm (rain date: Sunday, July 14). There will be plenty to do, and lots of fun to be had!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fairy Fun at Two Twelve Arts Center

Last week, we offered Fairy Fun at Two Twelve Arts Center. In this magical and whimsical week-long workshop our little fairy artists created wands, wings, a fairy pouch, a ceramic fairy house, a toadstool bank, and more. On the final day of fun, the girls enjoyed a fairy tea party. 
Check out the pictures below to see the girls creating their fairy wands and hanging out in front of the life-size fairy house.






Monday, June 17, 2013

A Family Favorite

Look who was voted by Ann Arbor Family readers as the best place to take an Art Class in Washtenaw County...



Check out the link above to see all of the 2012 results. The list is a great resource for Southeast Michigan families.