De-stressing Teens (and Adults) with Art Lessons in Nature

What happens when teens visit a scenic working farm, complete with cows and sheep, and are given high-quality art supplies and an experienced, insightful instructor? As retreat organizer Susan Nicholas Gephart relates, they quickly embrace the serenity of nature, gladly put away their smartphones, and dive into the art […]

Learn the Art and Science of Bronze Patinas

Funny how connections we make in life, and art, keep coming back around. Over twenty years ago, I had the pleasure of designing a new book, Patinas for Silicon Bronze, for master patineur Pat Kipper. It was my first introduction to this fascinating blending of science and art.

Fast forward […]

What makes an art teacher “top shelf”?

No matter our age or skill level or art interest, we all appreciate really good art teachers. Those who inspire us to create more than we thought possible. So we recently posed the question: What makes an art teacher “top shelf” in your eyes? What about for your kids? Or maybe […]