Hello Fellow Artists and Writers,
My name is Claudia, and I am a local artist/writer with a background in 2 dimensional fine art
(watercolor, oil, acrylic, acrylic inks, pastel and gouache), drawing
(pencil, color pencil, charcoal, graphite, marker, and pen & ink), cartooning, printmaking (woodcut, linocut, monoprint), mixed media and illustration. I am currently working on a cartoon/story series about my cat BooBoo.
I have also taught beginning/intermediate mosaics using a wide variety of materials including stone, eggshell, glass, sea glass, and clay. Paper clay is a newer medium which is totally non-toxic and yields beautiful results. Working with paper clay might be a great way for a young child to explore the three dimensional aspects of art making. I always encourage students not to be afraid to take a chance. Exploring all of their options strengthens their work and makes it that much richer. Some wonderful works of art have evolved from mistakes. I also encourage students to explore all possibilities to find the best solution to each unique project they are working on.Writing
is also an expressive form of communication which I love. Did you ever read a story where you could see every detail of the story in your mind? This happens when there is a perfect balance of sentence structure and descriptive phrasing. The best story tellers are very familiar with their subject, and, they pick the most convincing arrangement of sentences to illustrate their story. Telling a story is not always a simple thing, but it can be broken down into simple components. I would like to help you with this!
I was educated at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA.
8 hours notice required
Travels within 20 miles of Clifton Heights, PA 19018
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Hello fellow artists. Today I would like to let you into the wonderful world of gouache. This painter friendly medium is easy to use and gives wonderful rich coverage and and clear saturated colors. Gouache dries very quickly and because of this characteristic
a painting can be modified without having to wait hours for it to dry. The most important thing about gouache is if the...
Hello fellow artists,
I want art lovers everywhere to know that drawing doesn't have to be a scary proposition, it can actually be fun. If you are just starting out drawing, I would recommend trying a continuous line drawing. This is a very simple type of drawing exercise and
a great way to loosen up. Simply look at a subject, put pen or pencil to paper and start drawing, but, don't lift...
I am sure the written word will never go out of style, mainly because it is not in style and it is not a trend. The written word is essential for our full expression as human beings. In the world of tweets and text messaging, the art of a well turned phrase
The arrangement of words is a powerful phenomenon which can be used for good or evil. Who could ever forget the superlative...