What is an American Home?
Each month we will feature a different artist/student. This month we are featuring Sandy Taffin, a longtime student here at Around the Corner. Her recently completed painting (pictured below, left) is titled Historic House in Trumbull, CT.
What is an American home? ‘Christina’s World’ by Andrew Wyeth (pictured below, right) captures our collective imagination because it asks this universal question (among other things). The seemingly decrepit barn in Christina’s World is really a home. Sandy Taffin’s Historic House in Trumbull, CT echoes this. Both paintings are homages to home and history. We don’t have to go to the Olson’s house in Maine or a Midwest farm to experience this idea of a home. We have it in our New Jersey suburbs. All we have to do is look. (Written by: Miriam Solondz).
During art camp, we always make sure to create many drawings and paintings that remind us of the summertime! In Morganville, Eva Marie and her students created these amazing lighthouse pencil drawings to get a jump on the season! Students all followed along step-by-step to render this drawing with every little detail!
As the year is coming to a close, we are preparing for a summer full of fun classes for all ages and weekly art camps at both our Freehold and Morganville Locations! We would like to take this time to thank all of our talented students for their participation in our classes this year, as well as at our annual art show! We are so proud of what you all have accomplished. To our graduating seniors...best of luck for a fulfilling future in the arts!
Below are just a few photos from our art show this past May. Thanks to all who attended and made it so great.
We just wanted to show off a selection of our upcoming events for this month! Don't forget about booking a private party with us, or joining us at ART CAMP!!
Rain or shine....all summer long we are available to host your kids parties! Schedule your child's birthday any day of the week and we will provide an unforgettable experience for all! Choose any painting from our website, or send us a picture you want to create! Our most popular parties are painting, but we offer drawing, cartooning, sculpting, pottery, fashion design, jewelry making and more! We look forward to seeing you soon!
In addition to our always-popular children's parties, we host plenty of teen and adult parties too! All ages are welcome!
We spend so much time showing off our kid's artwork, but today we wanted to feature some amazing paintings that our adult students have completed! We offer adult classes every morning (M-F) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, as well as a few evenings each week! View our schedule to learn more! Below are a few paintings completed in Ann Marie's PAINTING FOR ADULTS classes!
These classes are not for only experienced artists... we invite beginners to join too!
Our instructors will lead all students at any skill level to create artwork that they will not believe they could! We new artists beginning all the time, as well as committed students who have been with us for twenty or more years! Wow!
While our classes typically run in 8 -week sessions, you are welcome to join anytime! Simply call 732-508-3092 to register!
Adult Art Class Schedule
MONDAY - 10-12 pm with Ann Marie
TUESDAY - 10-12 pm with Eva Marie
WEDNESDAY - 10-12 pm with Ann Marie
WEDNESDAY - 7-9 pm with Ann Marie
THURSDAY - 10-12 pm with Mary Ann
THURSDAY - 7-8:30 pm with Karen
FRIDAY - 10-12 pm with Ann Marie
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL SCHEDULE, AND REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
Interested in joining us for just one night?? View our CALENDAR OF EVENTS to see whats happening!
This past session students in Mark's Multi-Media Art classes create their own pillows! First, they drew on a flat piece of canvas. Next, everyone painted their pictures with step-by-step instructions from Mark! After creating their paintings, Eva Marie sewed fabric on the backs of the pillows for the students. When they got back their pillows, kids got to stuff them & finish up by sewing them shut!!
What a unique art project and a perfect way to decorate your home! Usually once a year Mark creates these pillows with his classes, and the kids have such a fun time doing so!
Our new class session is beginning soon... click here to learn more about our FREEHOLD classes. Remember, ART CAMP is just around the corner... in Freehold & Morganville!
Fun Foxes from Multi-Media with Mark & help from Ed
Mr. Ed joined Multi-Media Art as a guest instructor a few weeks ago to teach students how to sculpt these cool foxes! They just look so cool! Clay is a three week process. First, you must sculpt with the wet clay. Then, we wait for them to totally dry and fire them in our kiln. After the first firing, students paint their sculptures with ceramic glaze. Finally, the foxes are fired again in the kiln for the students to bring home!
Tulips Plaques from Multi-Media with Mark
In a different Multi-Media class, students created these beautiful spring floral ceramic projects. They are tied with a ribbon and will look beautiful hanging on the wall!
Sweet Sailboats from Kid's Art with Eva Marie
A few weeks ago we began this sailboat project, and finally the kid's were able to take theirs home! They will be perfect to decorate for the summer. Eva Marie's Tuesday class did a fantastic job listening and working hard to create their own masterpieces!
Interested in learning more about Clay & Ceramics?
1. Develops and an IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY.
2. Boosts CONFIDENCE
3. Helps with FINE MOTOR SKILLS
4. Teaches FOCUS and PATIENCE
5. Fosters a sense of ACCOMPLISHMENT and PERSEVERENCE
6. Utilizes VISUAL LEARNING
7. Reduces STRESS
8. Inspires CRITICAL THINKING
9. Allows for SOCIAL INTERACTION
10. Can lead to a lifelong PASSION
Last week, in Painting & Drawing class students learned a new technique of drawing with sharpie and pen to create these cool cheetahs! It was a difficult pose to capture, but with a lot of focus, we made some awesome artwork! As a young artist, its so important to learn new tools and techniques that can be used throughout life to create masterpieces!
In Children's Painting last session, students painted these ambitious landscape scenes! They spent the eight classes planning, preparing and then painting their artwork. At the end of the session, the paintings were framed and ready to hang in any home!
Quick at-home Step-by-Step Art Tutorials!
Follow along with some simple art projects for the kids to try each week! Also see progress from our talented students and what we're up to every day!