Posts tagged visual art

Color Wheel Cupcakes (art you can eat! yummy!)

colowheel finished closeup_April 26, 2015

An art project that you can eat? Oh yeah, baby! Learning about color mixing can be both fun, educational, and delicious! This project gives a whole new meaning to, “Taste the Rainbow.” 😀 My sister and her two boys were in town this past week, visiting my parents, so I traveled home for some family […]

I’m a Little Teapot…(a work in progress)

Pinch Pot Teapots

I had my ceramics class last night, which I am treating myself to as a way to experiment, play, and learn new things about my art making practice (I am more of a 2D artist). Class is so fun too– it is awesome to be able to socialize with a great group of people. This […]

Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream!

Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream!

Shaving cream paper marbling has been an art project circulating the web for awhile now, and rightfully so…it is super fun! Kids “ooh and ahh” at the incredibly beautiful results they achieve. The project is easy enough for children to do almost entirely on their own, it is tactile, creative, and messy in a really […]

Practice Makes Perf-…You Better.

after blending the two slabs together, i took a cutting tool and trimmed the bowl so that it was flush with the inside edge of the mold. i used a hand held cheese cutting wire (looks like a handle in the shape of a goal post with a wire across), but a sharp fettling knife or tool would work too.

“Hello, my name is Trish O’Donnell, and I am a recovering perfectionist.” Step one is admitting to the problem. I say “recovering” because I will never stop being a perfectionist. I have obsessed with doing everything as perfectly as possible for as long as my memory goes back. It has been something I have prided […]

Old School vs. New School

Old School vs New School

Everything has a beginning. Most everyone agrees that visual art plays an important role in human development, but how and when did art education become a part of compulsory education? There have been a multitude of social, cultural, and historical events that have shaped art education throughout the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries into what […]