“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent Van Gogh
FABulously Festive First Friday on December 1st!
When & Where: First Friday Art Walk on this Friday, Dec. 1st, 5-9pm, at The FAB Studios, #201 Gallery, 314 East Holly Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225 @theFABstudios.
Find out more about The FAB Studios, the artist, this art walk event, and more here: https://www.facebook.com/TheFABStudiosBellingham
Wait, there’s more… at this festive event and a booth at the 44th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, https://www.alliedarts.org/holiday-festival/ where you can see some of Ms. Rachel Simpson’s original mixed-media art in the art show, and find Original Art, Magical Woodland Globes, Art Prints, Cards, Stickers, Surprise Art Kits, Mini-Paintings, Jewelry, Woodland Mushroom Birdhouses, interactive art, Winged Creatures, UV-lights glowing art, the Transcendence Phoenix, Kids Magical Wands, Fairy & Mermiad Crowns, and Crystal Haircombs to wear! http://rachelsimpsonart.com
Art Workshops for Winter!
3 Day Workshop with Rachel Simpson, Saturdays, Jan. 20th-Feb. 3rd, 2023, 12:30–2:00pm. Kids ages 8-12.
Let's explore space, nebulae, planets, and more fun together! Students will get to learn how to draw an astronaut of their choice, and paint with watercolors in layers, use different kinds of brushes, try various painting techniques, and pick from various kinds of color palettes. We'll use different mixed-media supplies, and methods to add detail in the stars, the shine of the astronaut's helmet, and vivid colors! This project is great way to use our imagination and to discuss the ways in which NASA's telescopes and cameras are getting high-res and high quality photographs of far away nebulae, planets, comets, and stars! Your student will get to take home a wonderful painting on high quality watercolor paper, for you to display with the family.
Register at JAC: https://www.jansenartcenter.org/events/painting-explore-outer-space/
Macro Butterfly Art Workshop @BellinghamART!
Macro Butterfly Acrylic Painting Workshop with Rachel Simpson . December 2 | 11 am - 3:30 pm (includes a 30 minute lunch break) For children (9 and up) & adults
Children and their parents are encouraged to join!
Join our wonderful guest teacher Rachel as she guides us through creating a large scale butterfly on canvas. Each student in this workshop will use a large canvas to map out their butterfly design, plan their color scheme (bright colors encouraged for this one!), then work with acrylic to paint their beautiful creature. Time will be spent at the end to add texture and details, and maybe even some metallic paint to really make your butterfly pop! This workshop is appropriate for children as well as adults, and is a great one to do with a family member. If you have no experience with acrylic paint, not to worry, Rachel will guide you through everything from start to finish. Walk away with a finished piece of artwork ready to be hung, or gifted for the holidays.
This workshop is taught by Rachel Simpson. Rachel is a local artist and art educator. She teaches at many of the public schools in Bellingham, as well as Franklin Academy, and through Allied Arts of Whatcom County. Rachel has a diverse style and works in a range of mediums including acrylic, sculpture, collage, textiles, and more. Rachel is enthusiastic and excited to share her love for art with others. We are excited to have her guest teach for BellinghamART.
BellinghamART 1701 Ellis Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
email@example.com (360) 738 8379
After School Arts are Happening!
Art Education & More!
Are you buying local? There are ways for you to do this by contact via email: Rachelsimpsonart@gmail.com , or on social media #RachelsWhimsicalArt (FB & IG) and to shop, buy $20 Gift Cards, or work with the artist to make special Commission artwork, make an appointment to visit the studio, to see original pieces of art, matted prints, cards, stickers, kids wands, & jewelry such as glowing earrings.
Newsletter Reminder! This is a bi-monthly art newsletter. There are 6 art newsletters a year in the months of: February, April, June, August, October, and December. You’re welcome to follow in my journey through my professional art, support my art through Patreon, or be a part of the kids art projects/classes, writing the monthly newsletter, social media, and blog. Everyone is welcome to follow on social media with Instagram, Facebook: #RachelsWhimsicalArt, to learn about future art events & art classes. Thank you.
You can find more about all the fun art events, my artwork, commissions, art exhibits, and art classes on my website and Instagram/Facebook pages: Rachel’s Whimsical Art.
Thank you for all your enthusiasm for The Arts and keeping it alive within our community!
Be Kind, Let’s Shine!
~ Rachel Simpson
~ Artist, Art Teacher, (K-12)