Pin-Ups! Show

It's been a little while since I've exhibited anything, but I'm participating in the upcoming Pin-Up show at The Art Station at Big Shanty in Kennesaw, and the opening reception is next Thursday, September 8th, 6-8pm. I have a new set of photographs in it, and my daughter even has a special print in the show that she created (her 1st show!). We hope you'll come out and see it and share the event with others in the area. 

More details on the show and location can be found HERE


UPDATE: The opening was great fun and the show will be up until September 28th in case you missed it! I exhibited a small diptych with two Polaroid Type 100's shot in the studio on a Polaroid Passport camera, which is very different from what I have shown in the past. It's titled "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", and even though they printed my name incorrectly on the tag, it had a great spot in the front gallery. Thanks to everyone who came out! Gemma also had a great time and loved showing off her first exhibited picture, which I might add, sold! 


Earth Art- Art Classes for Kids

I'm so excited to announce that I have joined forces with a great local art studio that caters to kids to teach Earth Art classes for children 4-8 years in age. Please come check us out and share with your friends who are in the Greater Atlanta and Cobb County areas! More info. about the classes below...

About: Our Earth Art classes include elements of earth science, art history, artistic skill and technique building, while getting to use quality art materials and natural items hand selected straight from the outdoors. Our focus is on learning where our materials are coming from and how to use them to create, classical art concepts and techniques, and the process of creating art from the heart.

While students will sometimes get to take home finished pieces, not all classes are centered on a take-home (wall-ready) piece, but students will always get to take home something from the class whether it’s a new material, practice sheets or sketches, or a finished picture.

These classes are designed so that you can either choose to drop into one when it fits into your schedule, OR so that you can continue to build skills on top of each other by attending them all. A different material or concept will be introduced in each class, and each seasonal session will revolve around a designated theme. If you plan on attending more than one class, we recommend bringing a sketchbook each week.

This is a drop-off style class geared towards children ages 4-10 years old. (Adults may sit and read at the tables outside of the studio inside Champion Kids or take siblings to Open Play in one of the gyms on-site.)

Price: Introductory price is $12 /class drop-in, or $60 per 6 week session. Cash, check, or advance PayPal payments via this site are accepted. 

Dates and topics: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00am other than where noted*. Classes are 1-hour long. Topics are subject to change. Our fall session theme is: Light & Dark.

September 28th*: Intro. to Charcoal
October 5th: Shading and Highlights
October 19th: Using Light & Dark to Vary Emotional Responses (Shading Techniques)
November 2nd: Opacity & Layering
November 16th: Positives & Negatives
December 7th: Sunprints (Weather dependent. Back up: Shadow Frames)

Location: Purple Elephant Art Studio (aka The PEA Studio) is located inside Champion Kids at 1465 Canton Road (Suite 100), Marietta, GA 30066. Located approximately 1/4 mile from the intersection of Canton Rd and Sandy Plains Rd. in the White Hawk Office Park. Suite 100 is located in one of the rear buildings (so you can't see it from the street). If parking in front is full, there is additional parking in the rear of the building. Ph: 404-673-4468.

More information on Earth Art classes can be found at: http://www.explorewildwood.com/p/art-classes.html

I hope to see you there! And yes, we do plan to cover some photography topics in there too ;) 



Preview of new personal work

I haven't been posting on the blog much recently because I've been taking some time to focus on some personal projects and personal work. I have a bunch of new photos to edit over the next couple of months, but wanted to go ahead and offer a tiny preview. I'm thinking these will be part of a series or mini series, but I'm not quite sure at this time. 

As an artist and an educator, it's important to really look at your subject from different angles, investigate closely and pay attention to the details, and sometimes push comfort levels. I've been trying to do all of these things in the work I've been spending some time on recently, and have found new things about my subjects that I've never noticed before and have even seen some in a new light (literally and figuratively).

Hope you enjoy this little preview, more to come soon!