Monthly Archives: October 2015

Spotlight Artist- Jody Neugebauer

This next artist really helped contribute to the wonderful variety of pieces at Campbell Pottery’s Stonewall Gallery in their recent Recycle, Renew, Reuse Show.  She called herself a Gourd Artist. Jody Neugebauer is from Sandy Lake and often shows at Campbell’s.  Her love of nature & animals really shows in her pieces.  Current work seems African inspired especially the pieces in this… Read more »

Play with the Unexpected

Let’s have some fun today! Let’s play! I love giving this age group (10-16 years) a prompt like this.  You absolutely never know what will come out. I want to encourage freedom and creativity in my students’ artwork.  That’s the whole purpose of this Creativity Series, to have students push themselves past what is comfortable.  I want them to try new things,… Read more »

Spotlight Artist- Debra Brown

I hope you’ve gotten a chance to visit the Recycled Art Show at the Stonewall Gallery at Campbell Pottery.  You can read about my experience here.  I thoroughly enjoyed having the time to chat with local Artists like Katie LeVan, Mike Saletra, Amy Hahn, Debra Brown, Jody Neugebauer, and Tami Hritzay. The next of this “Spotlight on local Artists” series… Read more »

November/December Classes at Calvary

New Class Alert!!!!! After School Arts Enrichment Class at Calvary Perspective is used to help show distance.  Its most commonly recognized by a road or fence line that disappears into the distance.  This class we will start with one-point perspective then move onto two-point perspective.  Depending on group progress we may venture into three-point and elliptical perspective. November and December… Read more »

Spotlight Artist- Amy Hahn

A recent visit to the Stonewall Gallery at Campbell Pottery inspired this series of local Artists.  So far we have met Katie LeVan and Mike Saletra. This next Artist was hard to pin down so this post a bit shorter.  But I still wanted to include it. You see Amy Hahn is the Gallery Director.  And being a good Gallery… Read more »

Spotlight Artist- Mike Saletra

After visiting Stonewall Gallery at Campbell Pottery for their Recycled Art Show, I started this series on some of the local Artists I got to speak with while there.  You can take a virtual field trip of the show here or read about the first Artist of this series- Katie LeVan in this post. Today I’ll introduce you to Mike Saletra. … Read more »

Spotlight Artist- Katie LeVan

At the recent Recycled Art Show held in the Stonewall Gallery at Campbell Pottery, I got a chance to speak with a few of the local Artists.  I enjoyed this experience so much!  It has been so long since I was in such an “Art charged” environment.  It brought back memories from college! Katie LeVan is a bubbly young lady… Read more »

Virtual Field Trip- Stonewall Gallery

I hate to even admit this.  Its just so shameful.  I mean I’ve lived in this area forever.  This place has been here forever.  People travel great distances to visit this place.  But here it is… This was my first visit to the Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery. There I said it.  Are you all going to abandon me now??? But… Read more »

Why Zentangles?

Ms. Audrey   October 8, 2015   2 Comments on Why Zentangles?

Art Journaling… an intriguing idea.  Fits perfectly with a series on building creativity. I love the idea of doing something everyday.  We do a bit of that with sketchbook assignments.  Anyway to get kids to do Art on their own is a success.  Just like the best way to improve your reading is to read.  The best way to improve your skills in… Read more »

Art Journal vs Sketchbook for Personal Development

I’m an Art teacher.  Its important to keep improving.  Both as teacher AND as Artist.  When I decided to approach my personal development with purpose I looked into Art Journaling. Wow, the examples on Pinterest when you search “Art Journal!”  Its a bit intimidating.  Okay its really intimidating. Now remember I’m a teacher first.  I don’t typically take the time to… Read more »