Air Plant Octopus

Little Artists made two Octopus Air Plants in this Sculpture Studio.  Teachers showed the kids molding techniques as they made these cute ocean creatures with air dry clay.  Paxton Gate Air plants were place inside the octopi after they were  painted and glossed.


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Posted in mixed media, Sculpture studio

Wild About Animals Layered Painting

In this drawing and painting studio Little Artists created a layered painting using plastic and ink similar to the  illustrations found in the book, Wild About Shapes.  When a paper layer and plastic layer join the colors mix outlining a hidden animal.  Artists in this group focused on shapes and color.


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Bat and Dinosaur and Butterfly

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Posted in Drawing and Painting

Painting Mediums-Potriats

In this painting studio, Little Artists got a better sense of the most frequently used mediums for manipulating acrylic paint. Painting mediums, can modify acrylic paint properties like thickness, gloss & shine, transparency and texture. Artists created a realistic  portrait of themselves on a wood canvas with crackle, Liquid Gloss medium, iridescent, thickener and sand and bead texture mediums with pallet knives. We  discussed and planned  how to add these mediums to our portraits to create different effects such as thick 3-D hair or marbled drips of color.


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Posted in Drawing and Painting, Multimedia studio

Donut Camp

Little Artists DROOLED while learning how to draw a donut in this still life class!  We taught artists how to look at a still life of delicious donuts :) and draw the perspective and fine detail of the donut that they saw in front of them.  Their work was drawn on quality watercolor paper and painted carefully, mixing watercolor paint to match the colors to what they see in the plate of donuts in front of them! All the Yummy donuts came from Johnnys Donuts in San Rafael.

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Posted in Camp at Little Tree, Drawing and Painting

Printed Pillow Camp

Artists in this four day art camp learned  how to carve a rubber stamp that was then used to create a repetitive print across a white 20 x 20 throw pillow.

Artists designed the stamp however they wanted.   The image was then rolled with paint and printed with colors of choice.

Small handmade pom-poms were added to the corners of the pillow and other painted dots or stripes in accenting colors can also be added onto the pillow.





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Posted in Camp at Little Tree, Printmaking studio

Real Animals VS Stuffed Animals

In this drawing studio, Little Artists jumped into sketching from real life using a real stuffed animal from home, and then drawing the same animal but in realistic form, from a photo.

Artists planned ahead on how to incorporate their two images together into one drawing. Inspiration for this class came from the amazing San Francisco Artist Mike Mc Connell.  This class was for beginners and advanced drawers, to practice and improve your their skills.  Their final drawings were painted with watercolor on quality watercolor paper.

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Posted in Painting studio
About Little Tree
At Little Tree, we welcome children from the ages of 2.5-12 to join our studio sessions.

Little Artists will learn about the elements of art and design along with creative principles through 90-minute studio sessions.

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