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Village Fort by George Simmons

Found Art at CCS

This month in our CCS studio class we will be making a village from found objects inspired by recycled art. The theme of our class project is “A Village in Preparation…” One of my students was so excited about this project, that he began designing a fort and a map …

Repurposed Objects as Art

Henrique Oliveira is one of many inspirations for our next Studio Art project at CCS. He is a Brazilian artist who reclaims …

Tree of Life Collage Project

Terrence Malick’s film Tree of Life (2011) is centered on the O’Brien family in Texas during the 1950’s. Set against a backdrop …

Wonder Woman #52 (cover art by John Byrne)

Writing Assignment 1

How has the artist John Byrne been inspired by Baroque Art? Which artist’s  (region, dates and medium) influence can be seen in …

Linus at 3 months, acrylic on canvas.
October Snow, acrylic on canvas, 16"x20", 2012

Painting Faces and Hands

I started teaching at Classical Cottage School last week.  It has been 8 years since I set foot in a class room.  …