Wire Sculptures in the style of Alexander Calder
Hexagonal Mandalas, done on primed, unstretched
canvas with acrylic paint.
Fun Learning Glass Painting
The class of 7 and 8 year olds finished these "interpretations" of Edvard Munch's famous
painting, "The Scream".
Acrylic Abstracts - we explored
color, balance & texture in these fun abstracts using a variety of items from bubble wrap to twine. Here is a small
sample of completed projects.
The LaRusc Studio
Gingerbread Luau Party
Samples of our Impasto knife oils
Tile Mosaics, sized 9" x 9".
Foil Embossed 3D Wall Sculptures
These were a lot of fun, requiring much planning & thinking skills. After carefully
drawing the project to scale, each section is evaluated for depth & to make sure that each part will be distinctive after
the foil is embossed over it. Each sculpture must have a backing shape, and all the other shapes get
cut from cardboard and glued in the proper place. The foil is then crumpled, re-flattened, and applied in one piece
to the cardboard structure with glue, and the students must then carefully work the foil around the shapes to make them "appear".
Once dry, the students then apply alchohol inks to make the project look like it is made from metal, paying close attention
to the darkening of areas to "throw" the correct shapes outward for the added sense of depth.
This is Aly's caterpillar, both before & after foiling:
Emily's Harley Davidson Eagle Sculpture (quite ambitious!)
|Carly's completed foil sculpture.
Madison's foil cat & Janeen's toucan:
We have completed our collage paintings, where paper is the "paint". Here
are a few of the completed projects.
The first is Janeen's dolphin/ocean scene; the second is Gwen's puppy, and the
third is Aly's flamingo.
The student's finished "Masters" series oil paintings: they chose a "style" from one of the masters,
and then imitated that style in their own paintings. The first 2 are based on Georgia O'Keeffe's abstract close-ups
The pink flowers are Carly's, she is finished; the burgundy ones are Emily's.
The next photo is of Aly with her Van Gogh landscape.
These are photos of Impressionist paintings by, in order, Madison and Janeen. The last photo
is of Gwen's finished landscape.