Tuesday, June 13, 2017

July Schedule (*also a late June class!)

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*Classes with less than 4 students signing up will be cancelled

Art Kids: Our Awesome Flag! FULL!
Elementary/All ages 5 and UP!

Friday June 30
10am-11am
$10 

I had to sneak in another June so we could do a holiday project!!  Cut paper and acrylic paint (that WON'T come out! Dress accordingly!)


Limit 6 students per class
First come, first served EMAIL to sign up or for more information at: hbuchholz1545@gmail.com


TEEN Drawing: building figurative skills
Teens
Mondays
times vary see below
prices vary see below

These four classes can be taken individually or take all four as the drawing exercises gradually build upon eachother and yet also stand alone for specific practice.  It takes a long time (a lifetime?) to master figure drawing!  Let's get started! The first lesson, FORMS, we will start with shape and general forms (not necessarily human), we'll do exercises in connecting eye/brain.  And we will draw some abstract shapes to work on actually seeing subject instead of what we think we know. And we will work on shading. The second lesson/class will BASIC FIGURE, we will talk about and practice the 'rules' and tricks of figure drawing. GESTURE, we we frustrate the perfectionist and bore the left side of the brain with many gesture drawing exercises (you will be artist and model in this class) and in our last class we will focus on the FACE and specific features.  I will provide all materials (drawing paper, pencils etc) but if the student wishes to bring their own drawing notebooks or specific pencils they are completely welcome too!

Monday July 3 10am-11:30 FORM $15
Monday July 10 10am-noon BASIC FIGURE $15
Monday July 17 10am-11:30 GESTURE $15
Monday July 24 10am-noon FACE $15

Limit 6 students per class
First come, first served EMAIL to sign up or for more information at: hbuchholz1545@gmail.com

Art Kids: Summer Fun!
Elementary/All ages 5 and UP!
Fun summer projects and lessons! See pictures below.

Tuesday July 11 Donuts (art not food!) 10am-11am $10
Tues. July 18 Drawing fun (sketches, silly thumbnail challenge & blobs) 10am-11am $10
Tuesday July 25 Sphere (lesson and usage/making planets!) 10am-11am $10 

Limit 6 students per class
First come, first served EMAIL to sign up or for more information at: hbuchholz1545@gmail.com



Friday, May 19, 2017

JUNE SCHEDULE

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TEEN Portfolio Building: Shading, repetition, various points of view
Teens
Thurs June 1 AND Thurs June 8
10am-noon
$40

Our project will focus on one very simple subject and we will draw it from 6 (or more) different angles or points of view, paying special attention to shading and visual interest. I'll have some items to choose from but if a student has a particular item in mind, bring it along! Advanced (or adventurous) students may try project in pen to showcase their crosshatch or stippling skills.This class will require concentration.  A good project for the student looking to build portfolio pieces but also suited to students looking to improve their shading/drawing skills. *teens are more than welcome to bring digital camera or cell phone (with camera) to use as viewfinder!



Limit 6 students per class
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Camp Creative! 
All Ages
Mon-Thrs June 19-22 (4 days)
9am-10am OR 10:15-11:15am (indicate which session/time when signing up and note that these WILL be cancelled if there are not a minimum of 4 students per class!) 
$55

From Squiggle portraits to imaginary animals to blind drawings to drawing with our non-dominate hand.  In this 4 day workshop we will draw silly and imaginary things and work on exercises that feel like just goofy fun but that have the benefit of teaching artists to trick their brains into seeing their subjects vs just drawing what they think they know!  And ... some WILL be just goofy fun. 


Limit 6 students per class
First come, first served EMAIL to sign up or for more information at: hbuchholz1545@gmail.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

May Schedule

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Picasso Face
Elementary/6 and UP!
Thursday May 4
11am-noon
$10

Kids love Picasso because there is no "wrong"!  We'll talk about the art, the artist and the cubist movement and create our own "Picasso Face".

Limit 6 students per class
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Georgia O'Keeffe
Elementary/6 and UP!
Thursday May 11
11am-noon
$10

In this class we will learn about the art, the artist, and be using viewfinders to crop our best compositions.

Limit 6 students per class
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Observational Drawing
Elementary/6 and Up!
Tuesday May 16
11am-noon
$10

Drawing by observation is a tough skill to master!  In this class we will use a classic still life exercise to practice our skills and depending on time we may watercolor it as well.

Limit 6 students per class
First come, first served EMAIL to sign up or for more information at: hbuchholz1545@gmail.com


Dragon Drawings!FULL!
Elementary/6 and UP!
Thursday May 18
11am-noon
$10

From a student suggestion we will be drawing dragons!  I'll give kids some suggestions and elements for ideas (body parts) and composition but otherwise they can draw whatever dragon/s their imaginations come up with!


Limit 6 students per class
First come, first served EMAIL to sign up or for more information at: hbuchholz1545@gmail.com


Teen Realism Practice/Tootsie Redux!
Teens and UP!
Friday May 26
3-5pm
$20

Last month's pop art tootsie roll inspired this month's class on realism!  We'll revisit our sweet subject (and possibly more subjects depending on time) as we work on building up layers, starting with the underpainting and ending with the highlights.  We'll be working with acrylics on watercolor paper. 

Limit 6 students per class
First come, first served EMAIL to sign up or for more information at: hbuchholz1545@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ABOUT INSTRUCTION

My instruction philosophy on Ages, Arts and Crafts, and Results.
Every artist, art teacher, instructor (and every parent) has different ideas concerning these things, and there is something to learn from them all. Here is my 2 cents.
Ages:
From my experience as an artist/student and mom/instructor to mine and many other kids, I feel there are three general stages for younger kids learning art. Obviously every kid reaches each stage at their own pace. At a very early (preschool +) age it is just about getting your hands on the material. Total experimentation. Mushing the colors around, getting your hands dirty, learning motor skills ( using scissors etc). The goal is the experience and not at all the end result.
In the middle elementary age years it is a great time to learn processes in a general sense, getting more comfortable with the tools, introduction to a wide range of styles and techniques. I think art at this age should keep kids interest and be FUN! The goal at this stage is that the kids like their art and enjoy the experience and relate to creativity as a positive thing.
Once a kid gets to the stage where they are losing interest in “kid art” or are starting to judge their own works as being immature or “not realistic” then they are ready for more difficult projects, learning the actual technical skills they need to reach their desired goals. This is the stage where instruction needs to be coupled with outside practice (and practice, practice, practice), which is true of any skill. In my experience, this is the stage that if they are interested they are absolutely up to and ready for the challenge or if the practice of art is not their passion, they may stop “doing art” as their skills and their expectations no longer match. At what exact age each kid gets to these stages is completely individual.  
Arts and Crafts:
Most of the elementary aged classes I offer fall into categories I think in general of as “processes” or “art appreciation”.
The “process” classes are about introducing (or practicing, building on prior knowledge) certain processes or method such as watercolor resist, collage, simple one point perspective, basic shading etc...There is a project that kids can follow along exactly to learn the process. Kids can also go off script if they feel comfortable to make individual creative choices within that method or process.
The “art appreciation” classes are about introducing (or reintroducing) kids to a particular artist, art movement or even a particular work of art. There is again a project based on that work or artist that the kids can follow exactly or taking inspiration from the project to make some independent creative choices.
Keeping in mind that these are typically only 60 minute classes with different kids each time vs. an extended or “academy” camp or course where they and I would be able to build on a process or skill over and over.
In my short time with them, I try to have a little of 'the best of both worlds': A specific planned project, a very much craft like and comfortable project to follow along to learn the process or method, but I also allow for, and encourage, those who want to go “off script” and I encourage the creativity and independent choices that makes the project ART when kids are comfortable (and excited!) about that.
RESULTS:
My goal is for the child to have a meaningful experience over producing a specific result (which may or may not happen). If your goal, as the parents, is for a project that looks “just so” or exactly matches the example, please consider...

Making creative choices (“I'm going to use blue instead of yellow for the sun!” "What if I replace a flower with a heart shape?") can have mixed results as far as the finished product. I always tell my own kids that they learn much more from what they got wrong than from what they got right. And in the classes that I typically do, going off script is where the critical thinking happens. I, as the instructor, have a finished product as an example and my choice of color works, if a kid chooses a color that differs from mine and it doesn't work... THAT is learning!! Copying is very valuable when learning, but experimentation is no less valuable.

Monday, July 14, 2014

About





     For those who don't know me, I am a mom and fourth generation artist and have been "doing art" my entire life. I have shown my work in juried shows, group and salon shows and several one man (person) shows around the country. My works have been sold to individuals, companies, galleries and my work has been accepted by magazines as well as many commissions.

     Learning to draw or paint is, I believe, as easy or difficult as learning to play the piano, perfecting your jump shot or writing prose. They are learned skills that require patience and practice, trial and error. It may be true that there is only one Mozart, Michealangelo, or Michael Jordan but anyone can learn to play Mozart or paint a beautiful painting. I don't think there is any room for exclusion in art. Art should be created and experienced by anyone.
     All classes and workshops (unless otherwise noted) are taught out of my home studio space, affectionately referred to as the "garagio", in Gladstone, MO.  Email hbuchholz1545@gmail.com for more information on location, schedule, payments etc.


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Price and Discount List



A typical (2-3 hour) painting workshop at my place will be a minimum of 4 people, and most classes will be considered full at 6.

Each project is unique, but in general for an acrylic painting on canvas:

8x10 canvas $20
11x14 canvas $25
16x20 canvas $30

Private drawing lessons also available for $20 an hour

Email me at hbuchholz1545@gmail.com to schedule private lessons or a private group workshop for your family, a byob couples night, group of girlfriends, coworkers etc...day or evening times available.

Watch the blog for painting choices!