Thursday, May 30, 2013

Craft Tutorial: Animal Clay Tiles- Part 2

This tutorial carries on from Animal Clay Tiles Part 1.

Once the clay has dried naturally (not in direct sunlight), paint it with white primer. Leave it to dry.

Next, you may use acrylic paint to decorate your clay tiles. Use any color you like and give it atleast two coats of paint.

Alicia, age 11

I hope you have as much fun as we did making animal clay tiles! :) Quaymberley

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mermaids & Ballerinas & the Celebrity - Mixed Media Paintings

Jeanette, age 11

Alicia, age 11

Isabel, age 11
Here are some of the best mixed media paintings my Art Class Kids made during the month of May 2013. We decided to work on figures and they chose mermaids, ballerinas and a celebrity. They used templates from various books and I think it was a really great drawing and painting exercise n mixed media. Combined, they used stickers, felt tip pens, water colors, salt, oil pastel, pencil and color pencils.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Craft Tutorial: Animal Clay Tiles- Part 1

This was a very messy but delightful lesson in clay-making. My mother demonstrated it to me and then I showed it to my weekend art class kids. It can take up to 1 hour 30 mins to complete.

Tub for water
Table knives
Rolling pin (this may or may not be useful)

1. Roll the clay into a ball. Flatten it by pressing your palms hard on it. Make sure there are no cracks, either start over or wet the clay with few drops of water and smooth it over.
2. Roll a ball of plastic in your hands and place it underneath the sheet of clay. This should create a raised section which will be the face of the animal.
4. Cut the edges of the tile with a knife (careful not to create cracks). This can be in a square shape.
3. Choose an animal's face from a template or design your own. I found a few animal faces online and create a few of my own. Simple lines work best.
5. Use a toothpick to add detail such as eyes and an outline of the face. Design a  border around entire tile. Poke a large hole towards the top. This will be used to hang the tile on the wall when it dries.

Template ideas for tiles

I really love how they turned out! Can't wait to paint them when they dry :) xo. Quaymberley
What happens next? Wait for Part 2....coming soon.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Kids Art Ice-Cream Painting Session!

Bubblegum, mint, chocolate with cream and chocolate sauce!
Caramel, butterscotch, strawberry with sprinkles!
Strawberry, chocolate, caramel with chocolate sauce!
Isabel's super sundaes!

After this Ice-cream painting tutorial I had the lesson with my art class triplets. Here's what mouth-watering ice-creams they came up with! Mmm yum! Quaymberley

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My old sketchbook

Here are some drawings from when I was a kid. My mother saved this sketchbook for me and I drew in it during the holidays. I only have 1 sketchbook of this age. That's why I always tell my clients to keep sketchbooks. I remember the star stickers were for a job well done.

I'm still trying to figue this one out. I think I'm at the shops or the arcade. Dwain is my brother. Gosh, it was such a mission to learn how to spell my name (11 letters!).

This is a drawing of Cape Town. It really does look like that. I don't know what that big brown thing is in the sea.

Looks like daddy is driving in a no car zone! This car is going so fast, it's just flying through the streets.

Here I am at the Snake Park in my funky jumpsuit. I love the drawing of my outfit, but where is my face? My shoes also match! :) Quaymberley

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lomo Fisheye 2

I recently developed my first roll of film from my Lomography Fisheye 2 camera. I love the feel of these photos. I've never double-exposed on purpose before, but I really enjoy doing it now. The best part is after shooting a photo, I never know what it is going to look like. Have a lovely day! Quaymberley