Category Archives: art processes

ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II- Day 5

Today was a day to continue sewing dresses, nightgowns, sleeping bags and to learn a few simple embroidery stitches for the pillow! I demonstrated a simple running stitch, french knots, and a ‘lazy daisy’ stitch, which is ideal for flower … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II- Day 4

My art students continued to work with the oil pastels for part of our session. I think these oil pastel pictures will take a few sessions to complete and that’s okay! I also gave them a lesson on one point … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II – Day 4

Since these girls are third graders and up, their abilities and attention span vary, so each project I give them is carefully thought out with them in mind. I prepare each item so that their sewing experience will be fun … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II- Day 3

Snow days and baby showers have caused me to be a bit lax in my blogging and I apologize! The doll workshop is moving right along. The girls chose fabric patterns for the sleeping bags and I prepared them during … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II – Day 3

My art club students will be using oil pastels to create a picture on canvas board. When completed, these drawings should appear just as oil paints from afar. They are easy to blend using your fingers and additional color can … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Snow Fairies and Valentine’s Day!

Since there was sooooooo much snow this last few days, school was canceled along with my doll workshop 😔 I have been busy developing a small fairy doll that the girls will make after they finish their cat doll. The … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II – Day 2

The snow that we have been having has upset our schedule so we missed one day of art club. In our second session, I showed the students how to use the pastels in a different way for another effect. The … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II – Day 2

Most of my doll workshop girls were just about finished stuffing the cat dolls and now had to sew all openings closed. I always demonstrate and review stitches they learned in the first workshop. We reviewed how to thread the … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Art Club II – Day 1

Our second session of the art club has begun! For these 10 sessions, I have decided to have the students explore different types of art mediums and learn how to use them for different effects. They are also going to … Continue reading

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ArtistMum: Making Clay Ornaments

As promised, I am posting a tutorial on the clay ornaments we made in my art club. These are relatively easy for kids and adults to make and can be taken to another level, depending on how involved you want … Continue reading

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