Thursday, March 14, 2013

Adult Classes

The First Pillow

A Second

A Beautiful Bag Was Made Too!

The Cutest Quilt In The World!

A Little Hand Embroidery Makes It Better

Did you know that Alberta Art Classes has offerings for adults as well? We are also open to bartering services, being Pay What You Can Afford and all...

I am presently bartering ukulele lessons for sewing lessons. My student started with a small quilt style pillow in which I cut the squares and helped her along. The first pillow is that cute green number!

The next week, another pillow was in order for a gift. This time, she did nearly all of the work herself with only moderate supervision. The company is nice too. Like a Sewing Circle.

All of that sewing inspired me. I pulled out some cute Liberty of London fabric I have been saving, clearly for this project...I stitched this quick baby quilt. It came together like a breeze. I took this as sign that this will be a good, well behaved babykins. I wasn't too worried about perfection in this case, as it will have lots of spit up and the like on it. I wanted the new mama to be able to throw it into the washer and not have to be too fussy about it. I like it. I think it came out really cute.

Spring! Oh, Lovely, Spring!

Freshly Felted Tulip Cups

Sweet. Sweet. Sweet.

I Added A Few Felt Leaves

And A Wee Flower Fairy

The world is busting out from its slumber. There are little signs everywhere, bobbing daffodil heads, brave little crocus' making the first move! At Alberta Art Classes, we are following suit. New bulbs have blossomed here as well. Take a look!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pinch Pot Painting

Ready To Go!

 Helping Hands

The One On The Left Matches The Blog! The Bonus Painting Was The Paper Underneath!


Painting The Inside Blue

This week at Alberta Art Classes, we painted the clay pots we sculpted last week. These pots will not be fired, just sealed. This makes for a quick project with very satisfying results for me and the children! We started with three pre-sized bits of clay. Starting with a smaller piece allows the fingers to limber up a little bit, we then shaped a small bowl. The children moved to the medium size, to the large, gaining dexterity and confidence so that working with a large bit of clay was not too difficult. This exercise also visually demonstrates small, medium and large. The best part? So fun.

I like to use old plates as pallets, easy clean-up, re-use. Perfect.