This Happened in Art Class: Edible Color Wheels

It was the first day back to school after the Thanksgiving break. Students were a little groggy after having a week off filled with family and food. We started the first Painting class for the winter term reviewing the color wheel and color terminology. Next, I gave these bleary-eyed high school students the challenge of making edible color wheels. In an effort to save money, I made the frosting with confectioners sugar, corn syrup and water atop generic vanilla wafers. Admittedly, the 'edible' factor was questionable. Nonetheless, it proved to be a fun way to consider color mixing and review the color wheel and only took about 20 minutes of class time.

Bentley Student Art Show at Montclair Gallery

Here it is! My final project as a Bentley teacher. There is currently a K-12 Student Art Show at Montclair Gallery. The gallery is in the Bay/Sotheby's Realty company at 1986 Mountain Blvd in Oakland. We had a reception last night and I was so impressed with the number of families and students who came out, despite it being Game 6 of the NBA Finals with the Warriors and Cavs! Congratulations to these talented Bentley artists and thanks to Debra at Bay/Sotheby's for hosting the nice reception.

Happy 10th Birthday Amelia!

Happy 10th Birthday to my creative, crazy, smart, and beautiful daughter Amelia! We spent her Birthday eve making cat and dog cupcakes with her pal Bella for her birthday party at the SPCA.

Figure Study: Mary

Mary. Painted October 14, 2014. Acrylic on paper. #bayareafigurepainting

Mary. Painted October 14, 2014. Acrylic on paper. #bayareafigurepainting

Prudence on Flickr. Last night Prudence struck a beautiful pose.

Prudence on Flickr.

Last night Prudence struck a beautiful pose.

Alexander on Flickr. 3 hour study last night with East Bay Figure Painting Group #berkeley

Alexander on Flickr.

3 hour study last night with East Bay Figure Painting Group #berkeley

Tyler on Flickr. Tyler on Wood Panel, Painted Tuesday November 19, Berkeley, CA 10 x 10 inches.

Tyler on Flickr.

Tyler on Wood Panel,
Painted Tuesday November 19, Berkeley, CA
10 x 10 inches.

Nina on Flickr. NIna, Approx 3 hour study with the East Bay Figure Painting Group. Acrylic on paper.

Nina on Flickr.

NIna, Approx 3 hour study with the East Bay Figure Painting Group. Acrylic on paper.

DIY Project of the summer #3

DIY Project of the summer #3

Nik on Flickr. On Tuesday night I painted Nik on green paper.

Nik on Flickr.

On Tuesday night I painted Nik on green paper.