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August 20, 2020

Brazilian-born and Miami based, Romero Britto is an international artist/ activist, who uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto has created a visual language of hope and happiness all its own that is relat...

March 17, 2020

Last week we continued the series: Giving a contemporary face to ancient cultures. We explored the work of British born, Dubai based Anglo/Indian artist, Sacha Jafri. His phenomenally meteoric rise in the art world is unprecedented. Sacha Jafri’s career began as a teen...

March 8, 2020

This week we traveled back several centuries to visit the artist Johannes Vermeer, in the city of Delft, Holland. The class did sketches and studies while several students modeled and recreated the pose "the Girl with the Pearl Earring".  They had the mini- experience...

March 1, 2020

To celebrate early signs of Spring and Mardi Gras, I selected the colorful and lively work of Gillian Ayres. She was an English painter best known for her large, vividly colored abstract paintings and prints and was one of the leading abstract painters of her generatio...

February 24, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, we were inspired by the incomparable Wangari Maathai: Enviornmentalist, Activist, Mother, Professor, Politician, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. She was born in the small village of Ihithe, in the central highlands of the colony of...

February 17, 2020

While waiting for the full burst of Spring, I thought it would be nice to have some color this week, so I chose the work of contemporary Spanish artist Jose Merello for our lesson. Inspired by his lively paintings, the class did some of their best work this year. Born...

February 11, 2020

Our focus last week was chalk pastel studies. We saw examples of drawings by three Masters who pioneered the media:

Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Toulouse Lautrec. We also looked at the work of some colorful contemporary landscape artists. Degas and Lautrec were both...

February 2, 2020

Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist known for his illustrative depictions of figures and symbols. He is another example of our theme this year, of contemporary artists that put a new face on ancient cultures. His work has elements of cave paintings,...

January 26, 2020

Auguste Herbin was a leading figure of Modernism in the 20th century and a pioneer in the rise of abstract painting. Born in Nord, France in 1882, Herbin studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lille before moving to Paris permanently. When he settled into the Bateau-La...

January 20, 2020

 Roderic O'conor was born into one of Ireland's most weathly and distinquished families. He attended an exclusive private school in England where he excelled and his  path as a Victorian gentleman was set from an early age. It was a shock when he 


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A big thank you to Sean Day for use of his classroom and his ongoing support!


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ALA Summer Mural projects , "Natural Habitats", and  "Coral Reefs", will be on display in the halls of Abernethy , along with photos . One of our murals has already been donated to Randall's Children's Hospital.

"Coral Reefs" is also going to be featured in the newsletter of the Coral Restoration Foundation, and on the website of Reef Check Foundation. They were so impressed by the great effort by the children and their art  to promote environmental  awareness.

Randall's Children's Hospital Mural

" Raining Hearts in the Garden"

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