"Creativity takes courage." Henri Matisse
I created this “Artists, I Miss You” painting in honor of my art students & made it into cards to go along with my 50 Art Kits to be given to the Franklin Academy Middle School Art students this week. I hope they can find joy in making art with some paints, oil pastels, & clay at home.
Do you want to see some fun art lesson videos? I’m sharing free art lessons to students during the COVID-19 Quarantine, and to all families who want to do art, I’ve created a series of YouTube videos on my channel. Some are about drawing, painting, soft pastels, making art materials with things found in the home, like coffee painting! You can find them on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9031DBH-INmdaqdHAMnrSw
Children's Art Walk is on May 1st - Virtual Art Show!
Allied Arts of Whatcom County wrote this: “Anyone with creative kiddos at home: Post images or videos of creations on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ChildrensArtWalk. Please also include your name, artwork title, grade, school and a sentence or two about your work! Share your artwork with your neighbors: adorn your sidewalks with chalk art, display your creations in your front windows or create yard sculptures! Post pictures on Facebook or Instagram with #ChildrensArtWalk “
Summer Art Camp!
Are you buying local? There are ways for you to do this by contacting me via email: Rachelsimpsonart@gmail.com , via social media#RachelsWhimsicalArt (FB & IG) and online Rachel’s Whimsical Art on Etsy, to shop, or commission artwork, and brouse many pices of original art, matted prints, cards, stickers, kids wands, & jewelry such as glowing earrings.
All Artists Can Keep Connected with Whatcom Arts Project!
More than 30 nonprofits, venues, and organizations from Whatcom County’s vibrant arts scene are collaborating to provide free performances, interactive tours, classes, narratives, and other arts experiences online and accessible to the public. The newly formed collective arts campaign hopes to inform, entertain, educate, and support the community and each other through this stay-at-home period and beyond. We are all in this together. Now we can stay engaged and connected, even while apart.” – Allied Arts of Whatcom County, April Newsletter, 2020
Art Education & More!
Newsletter Reminder! Now there’s just a bi-monthly art newsletter. There will be 6 art newsletters a year in the months of: February, April, June, August, October, and December. We’re all so busy online these days, as well as myself, such as Art Classes online, YouTub videos, Professional Art, writing the monthly newsletter, social media, and blog. All are welcome to follow on social media with Instagram, Facebook: #RachelsWhimsicalArt, to learn about future art events & art classes.
You can find more about all the fun art events, my art work, 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)