July filled with ART!

July was filled with ART and it was an incredible month! Human connection was present through ZOOM and In-person, and after a long quarantine, this was much needed!

A beautiful moment captured this summer! A mom and her daughter hugging on a summer afternoon!

ZOOM and In-person painting classes were both very successful. For the ZOOM painting classes, I developed a mixed media project that combined acrylic paint with hand-made Mexican embroidery, pompoms and fun embellishments! I put up an ART KIT that included everything needed to complete a 12 x 16" canvas.

Since animals are beloved by everyone, I picked animals as the theme for this summer! The animals chosen were: a dog-inspired by the movie COCO, a bunny, an otter and an owl. By incorporating embroidery pieces to this mixed media art project, I was able to support a group of beloved women from Mexico, whom I have been working with for the past 4 years. They created wings for the dog, ears for the bunny, the tail for the otter and eyes for the owl.

Samples of each week project.

Each week, students were guided using easy-to-follow instructions to successfully complete an animal painting. All animals were decorated by learning the Mexican painting technique of the famous Mexican wooden painted sculptures called "Alebrijes".