Saturday, October 4, 2014

Zebras on the Plains

Our new Hands on Art year got of to an amazing, black and white start with 'Zebras on the Plains' presented by local artist (and Tulita parent) Jake Tedesco!

Docents created black and white zebras using white pencil on black paper.

We were all treated to a wonderful brunch, beautifully prepared and presented by the Alta Vista team.

Vendor Yavanna Baird offered her delicate jewelry collection, Artist Tree Jewels, of which she generously donates a percentage of her sales to Hands on Art.

Tickets went on sale for our fall fundraiser.  Save the date - Friday November 14!  If you didn't get your tickets at the workshop, or would like more tickets, get them online from our website HERE!

Feel free to post your own photos on our Facebook page.  We look forward to seeing the zebras popping up around the schools and community.





See you all in November.

Your Hands on Art Team


Art Makes Everything Awesome!

Happy New 'Hands on Art' Year to you all!
Have you seen our new merchandise?
This year we are more than just a -tshirt - did you get your apron, cap and tote too!?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Appreciation Brunch, 2014

The South Bay Hands on Art appreciation brunch is a wonderful event to give thanks to the many docents who commit time and energy to the program throughout the school year.  We get to look back over the past year and look forward to the new.

Stefani Conniff inspired us all talking about the origins and success of Reaching Out.  The first person she told her idea to said ‘No’, but she went ahead and done it anyway.

We got to see all the board members together in one place at the same time.  For many, especially new docents, this is the first time seeing the faces of those that work to keep the program moving forward.  

Thank you to everyone involved with putting the brunch together and for making all the docents feel very appreciated.

Alicia and Sue-Anne’s presentation summed up the Hands on Art school year beautifully.

And of course there is the big reveal – what everyone is eager to know - next year’s projects…

Enchanted Inuit
Based on one of the most notable Canadian pioneers of modern Inuit art, each student will create their own graphic, mystical animal in the style of Kenoujak Ashevak’s famous Inuit prints, using pencil, ink pen and watercolor pencils
Presenting Artist: Erika Snow Robinson




Jordana’s Hollywood Hills
Inspired by Jordana Klein’s hill artwork students learn the use of water soluable oil pastels on wet and dry watercolor paper.
Presenting Artist: Sue Berliner


Tribal Portraits
Students create a tribal portrait painting inspired by the face paintings of the tribes of East Africa.
Presenting Artist: Marianne Coble



Valen-dine’s Heart
Students learn an American pop art mono print technique using water color markers on a transparent film to multimedia paper.
Presenting Artist: Lee-Jean Lin



Zebra on the Plains
Inspired by the work of Paul Kimotho and other wildlife painters students draw zebras using white pencil on black paper.
Presenting Artist: Jake Tedesco



Fields of Lavender
Students learn an Impressionist inspired landscape painting utilizing multiple brush painting techniques and styles.
Presenting Artist: Jake Tedesco


I would like to thank Penny Richards for handing me the reigns to the Hands on Art blog - Thank you Penny!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kinetic Illusions

Some photos from today's (final!) Thursday docent training workshop, presented by Gloria Feldman, based on the art of Yaacov Agam:






Friday, March 21, 2014

Reverse Abstract



 Some photos from today's "Reverse Abstract" workshop--painting on vinyl was fun!