SUMMER 2017 RECAP!

Welcome to my new website! I'm thrilled to finally have everything in one place - my class info, shop & blog. This summer flew by! I loved teaching five sessions of "Let's Create...like the Masters!" this summer. I had so many sweet, creative students! We were inspired by four famous artists and I enjoyed learning more about them alongside my students. 

*We created our own collage jungle scenes, inspired by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) - a self-taught artist from France, who, despite much ridicule & negativity towards his paintings, never gave up. Thank goodness he continued painting, even when the “experts” told him not to - His paintings can now be seen in museums all over the world! 

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*We drew & painted colorful mixed-media cupcakes, inspired by Wayne Thiebaud (1920 - ) an American artist who is still living (age 96). He has contributed so much fun & color to the art world with his “pop art” style of everyday objects - cakes, desserts, toys, etc. His works are in museums all over the country! 

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*We answered the question, “What would I look like if I was a cartoon character?” to create our own “cartoon” self-portrait in the style of American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). We used vibrant tempera paint sticks to add color! We learned that he enjoyed hiding cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse & Bugs Bunny into his abstract works :) His work can be seen around the world as well! 

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*We painted our own landscape painting, inspired by Impressionist artist from France, Claude Monet (1840-1926). His works have and will continue to inspire millions each year all over the world. We loved making values of blues & greens by adding white & black. Our brushes “hopped, tapped & dabbed to create strokes like the Impressionist painters.

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We are now three weeks into the new school year and my after school lessons have begun! I am looking forward to providing weekly creative opportunities to my students! Check back soon for more updates from Alisa Nelson Studio :)

Happy Creating,

Alisa