Category Archives: Art Education

Inspired by Nature

The Fall season is upon us. Charlie & I have gone on a few awesome nature walks. Can you spot Charlie in the foliage? Thanksgiving weekend gave me the opportunity to be part of nature and wonder through the forest. … Continue reading

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Dragon – Illustration Friday

It is almost five years ago that “Gurple the Purple Dragon” was born.  I always wanted a pet dragon so I created my friend GURPLE, but I haven’t seen her for four years until today when I wanted to participate … Continue reading

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INK – Illustration Friday

This week with Illustration Friday the theme is “Ink”. My inspiration came from Nose Hill Park, where I visit every day to stay healthy, mentally and physically. This natural park area is 11 square kilometers, a vast amount of wildlife … Continue reading

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Bead Bugs with Picture Frame wire

Sometimes you just want to have fun! Fidgeting with picture frame wire, twirling it and making funny objects with it and sometimes creating with colourful beads. This summer my creative inspiration comes from a wonderful person by the name of … Continue reading

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Papier-mâché with children – Bird Art

Three Session Art Class For Young Artists SESSION ONE-Forming a bird You’ll need; a roll of toilet paper, or tissue paper flour and water with bucket whisk (from the kitchen) two small balloons stiff card paper for tail and wings … Continue reading

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Monday Art – Working with Fasteners and the Human body

Monday art is a day that The Art Tree sets aside to create and try something new with the materials and supplies from the Picture Frame studio. Mat board dolls with common fasteners for home and office are the tools … Continue reading

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The Cherry Thief – Children’s Book Review

The Cherry Thief by Renata Galindo Kudos to Galindo for both story and illustrations, she does an exceptional job at making an investigation to find a thief, fun and an imaginative adventure. Galindo’s illustrations are simple crayon drawings, primary colours … Continue reading

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Shadow Chasers – Children Book Review

Shadow Chasers by Elly Mackay Even thought the cover of the book is shown above, these quotes are from the back of the book; “Surprising as it is nakedly inspirational.” – Jay Bushara, The Huffington Post “Glowing paper dioramas are … Continue reading

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Meditative Threads made into ART – Susan Fae Art

Where do the birds come from? They just come out of me when I create, I cut the bird shape free-hand from the suede mat board and applied it to a collection of pieced together fabric mattes. These are a … Continue reading

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papier mâché dogs by Susan Fae (ACAD) Calgary

This summer was busy with making dogs out of papier mâché in between work and play I seem to have come out of this summer with a pack of dogs, eight papier ones and one very happy real one, Charlie. … Continue reading

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