Sunday, December 11, 2011

Art Class at the Emerson

Every Wednesday I go to art class with my wonderful friend Cam. Sometimes we just do a little project for fun and sometimes we learn lots of things in one lesson. I love my teacher, Loretta Domasewski, and I definitely recommend her as a teacher. I have had lots of weeks of classes by now, and I thought I'd show you the art I have done so far.

This one is a winter-y one. We drew wreath things in oil pastel.

A bowl of fruit, done in charcoal.

Loretta taught us to draw spheres....

We did frog collages, we painted the background then drew the frog. Mine is slightly ironic because my frog is a tree frog and it's on the ground. :)

I have to say, this is one of my favorites so far. It's actually my latest one and I had fun doing it. :)

This one is also one of my favorites, done in watercolor pencils, which are one of my favorite mediums.

For those of you who have been to the Museum of the Rockies, you might recognize that this is Big Mike, the giant T-Rex statue outside of the museum. We went there to draw him and learn how to do figures.

This one we did for Mother's Day. Everyone's painting was different.

This one is a fun collage that we did in watercolor and oil pastels for Thanksgiving.

Once again, we went to the Museum of the Rockies when they had a frog exhibit there. We all spread out and drew frogs. The one I chose to draw was a tomato frog.

I drew both of these at one class. The second one was more of a practice to get used to the charcoals that we were using, and the top one I went outside to draw. Everyone in the class chose a different tree to draw.

This is from the class when we learned to draw wooden figures, and it turns out, they are one of my favorite things to draw! I love how many cool poses you can draw them in. :)

In this project we drew on plastic with sharpie over a picture, then we freehanded the same picture with white on black paper.

I always have lots of fun at class and I have such a good time doing what I love. :)

Happy December!



  1. Maddy, those pictures are amazing. I especially love the white on black paper one. It is beautiful. Keep up the great work!

  2. I love the sketch of the wooden figure! It looks exactly like me when I'm walking around outside in the summer. It's sort of like my happy walk. :)

  3. Oh no! I didn't realize that there was a poll! Could you leave it open for a while so that you can get more votes (like mine)? :)

  4. I reopened it just for you :) And thanks about the sketch! I kind of based it on a photo from Clydehurst where I'm running with my arms out. :)