“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keefe
Did you know that I do sell my mixed-media art, prints, sculpture, paintings, and costume pieces such as Mermaid Crowns, Shiny Tiaras, Teacup Art, Paper Flowers, Fairy Chandeliers, Succulent & Plant Art, and even kids Shell Wands!?! Some of these will be up in my art booth at the Sea Feast event on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 2018 along with many more amazing artists. I’ll also be giving a free Kids Art Activity via Allied Arts, on making wee mermaids. You can find out more on my Instagram/Facebook pages Rachel’s Whimsical Art, or here: http://www.bellinghamseafeast.com/
Ceramics for Adults!
Registration is Open for the Summer Art Camps at BAAY!
Drawing & Painting. Ages 6-12 years.
Art Teacher: Rachel Simpson, July 9th - 13th & July 16th - 20th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (Register for 1 or 2 weeks)
In this exciting summer art camp, we’ll gain the confidence & ability to work in any medium. We’ll take the first week to learn to accurately draw what you see, self-portraits, & learning the beginning of perspective and shading, through the use of charcoal, graphite, oil pastels and chalk pastels. The second week will be about painting, using watercolors/acrylic paints onto canvas with different techniques to change the look and texture, with inspiration of Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Van Gogh & the contemporary artists Amy Sherald & Kehine Wiley, who were the first black artists to create official, Smithsonian-commissioned portraits of former President Obama and First Lady in 2018. Students will explore the arts, creating fun & educational drawings/paintings taken from observation, photographs, & illustrations. The class will also have a 1-day field trip to visit a local gallery or museum downtown. By making art of the world around us, we learn to see it in all of its beauty. Register with BAAY: http://www.baay.org/
Art Teacher: Rachel Simpson, July 9th – 13th, 8:30am - 9:30am
In this fun preschool summer art camp, we’ll explore a variety of different art mediums, experience choice based art, hands-on tactile sensations such as air dry clay, charcoal and soft pastel drawing, shaving cream painting, create sun-catchers with glass beads, paper craft flowers, use balls marbles and balloons to make art, use movement and music to express themselves in art, use of children’s books as inspiration, as well as explore painting onto various types of surfaces. Your child will be able to take home many pieces of art as well as wonderful experiences and stories to share with their family. Register with BAAY: http://www.baay.org/
Teacher: Rachel Simpson July 23rd - 27th & July 30th - August 3rd, 11:30 - 3:00pm, Finishes with Kids Art Show at BAAY for the Downtown Art Walk at 6pm! (Register for 1 or 2 weeks.)
In this amazing art course, we’ll start the first week to develop skills and techniques to create a miniature shadow box in mixed-media with use of recycled tins, metallic’s, lace, buttons, glitter, gears, moss, gems, keys, photos, felt, collage and our unlimited imagination. We’ll also explore how to do Paint-Cup-Pour acrylics in fluid art of an abstract painting of swirls of color onto canvas into our very own works of art.
During the second week, we’ll explore Sculpture & Papier-Mâché and Paper Clay; we’ll discuss styles of sculpture, a variety of artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Picasso, & contemporary artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, and Romero Britto…. We’ll also select an animal of their choice to build into sculpture, by learning the use of building armatures, sculpting, using paper mache, paper clay, and painting to finish their pieces. The class will also have a 1-day field trip to visit a local gallery or museum downtown.
Register with BAAY: http://www.baay.org/
After School Arts Enrichment is at the end of the school year.
Thank you for all your enthusiasm for The Arts and keeping it alive within our community!
~ Rachel Simpson
~ Artist, Art Teacher, (K-12)