Art Educator Workshop

This was my third Art Educator Workshop. It’s a great day where all the area teachers get together to network, exchange lesson plans, catch up on important art ed issues, and do some kind of art workshop. This year we got to paint alongside Yan Sun. It was fantastic to watch everyone paint from a model…something I haven’t done in years.

I’m trying to get more comfortable with watercolor and didn’t want to worry about hue…just shades and washes.¬†Yan was so cute, he didn’t quite understand why I did this and asked, “You know her skin isn’t blue?” Um yes, I know. :)

Some of the other’s were beautiful:


Back to School

Well folks, the time has come. Summer is dwindling down. After spending nine hours in the classroom yesterday, I got much accomplished. I think I’m ready.

It’s like Christmas!

This is the third time I’ve received product packaging as stuffing in my art order. Tootsie Rolls, Dum Dums and now Cough Drops. Neat.

The World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock*

*or so they say.

There once was a clock. The World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock (which doesn’t seem to be true, but oh well. It’s still really big). It was built in 1972 in Wilmot at the Alpine Alpa Restaurant. A millionaire in Sugarcreek bought it up and we are preparing to put it downtown. It sat alone for a long time. And it really showed. My Art Club kids were asked to restore the figures. After coming up with names and back stories for all of the band members, we got down to business.

This was taken with Holga, but it best shows the wear and tear.

Lookin snazzy!

In it’s previous state….can’t wait to see it in action again.