A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else. A routine is exceptionally powerful.
It takes 21 days to make a new habit STICK! Here's a worksheet that you can use to plan out your new habit, your steps to success, AND your reward! Plus you can mark-off all the days that you're successful at implementing your new habit!
Some of our best "art" supplies come from Dollar Tree! One of our favorite multi-taskers are our spray bottles.
Sometimes we spray liquid watercolor or alcohol inks onto paper as it's lying flat. The result is a soft speckled design. We can place objects on the paper to MASK the spray and add visual interest. Imagine a placing a doily on a sheet of paper, spraying it with ink, and then removing the doily. You'd be left with a lacy design in the negative space.
We've yet to meet anyone (of any age) who doesn't enjoy this simple art-making tool!
In the event of inclement weather, ORANGE EASEL will not follow the Liberty School District or other local schools. Class cancellations will be made on an hour-by-hour basis. If at all possible, we will remain open during winter weather. We advise our staff and our families and our students to use their best judgement in traveling. Make-up opportunities will be available. No refunds will be made for missed classes.
Please watch our facebook page and twitter feed to for updates regarding weather and closing.
This puffy sparkly paint is perfect for winter projects. It's so easy to make. As a bonus, the thick paint keeps that glitter contained!
1 part white glue
1 part shaving cream
Glitter (to "taste")
Couple drops of peppermint extract (optional)
Mix together well. We used a popsicle stick to stir it up. Apply with brushes or craft sticks. It doesn't SPREAD very well because it's so puffy. Your best method for application will be a dabbing or dotting brush stroke.
The final product, once dry, looks just like puffy, iridescent snow!
We combined this invitation with a set of washable markers. This way older children could draw their snowscape first and then add the layer of "snow." For younger children, our parents and instructors helped draw while the children added the snow to the snowman or the trees.
Our studio was busy this week with two preschool field trips! Our little artists had the WHOLE studio to themselves for the morning. Our goal for them to be exposed to different materials, exercise some creativity, make a little mess, and leave our doors BELIEVING that they ARE artists.
Field trip outline
Field trips happen on Friday or Wednesday mornings from groups up to 48. Contact us to schedule one for your group!
Our Kindergarten through 5th grade classes are all learning about acrylic paints this month. We started week one with the basics...how to mix without wasting paint, how to blend colors together on the canvas, how to keep their palettes from drying out, how to apply the paint with intentional brush strokes, how to care for their brushes...
These are all important skills for our budding artists! Next week, we begin our paintings on canvas!
Content inspired by the artists and art created in our studio.
Orange Easel began as a small art studio in my basement and continues to grow and serve our community. Read more about our story here.