Tag Archives: arts

Cylinder Drawing Practice with my Students

12 Dec

still life cylinders becky3

soft pastel on paper

Go to “My Students’ Work” to see the kids’ drawings.

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Autumn Oak Leaves

3 Oct

autumn oak collage with signature

Happy Autumn!

12 Jun

 

Pocahontas autumn 2014

Nature Journaling at Rockwood Nature Center

Nature Journaling gives us opportunities to deepen our relationship with the earth through writing and art. It is a means to record thoughts, feelings, and observations of the natural world around us. Join our staff art instructor and master naturalist for an introduction to this exercise in becoming more in tune with your own connection to our environment. This four week series of courses will meet at the Rockwood Nature Center. Please bring a sketch pad or blank journal to use in class. Participants must register two weeks in advance. The minimum age for this course is 18. $30/person for this series of 4 courses.

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 6pm – 8pm

course # 29973

Beginning Portrait Drawing at Crossroads Art Center

30 Apr

Lillie best portrait

 

Can’t even draw a stick figure? You can do that and more! This class will take absolute beginners to art through steps toward drawing portraits accurately. Drawing from photos, students will be taught technical skills and make numerous studies focusing on a different part of the face. At the end it will all be brought together for a final portrait. Materials will be limited to graphite pencil on paper and will be supplied by the teacher. All you have to do is show up!

 

Wednesday, May 6–June 10, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $170. Ages 14 through adult.
Contact: Rebecca Taylor,  rebecca.taylor.art@gmail.com

Beginning Portrait Drawing at Crossroads Art Center

14 Apr

mary best portrait

“Mary”, graphite

Beginning Portrait Drawing with Rebecca Taylor

Wednesday, May 6–June 10, 2015  |  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Can’t even draw a stick figure? You can do that and more! This class will take absolute beginners to art through steps toward drawing portraits accurately. Drawing from photos, students will be taught technical skills and make numerous studies focusing on a different part of the face. At the end it will all be brought together for a final portrait. Materials will be limited to graphite pencil on paper and will be supplied by the teacher. All you have to do is show up!

Fee: $170. Ages 14 through adult.

Contact: Rebecca Taylor, 804.622.5816 or rebecca.taylor.art@gmail.com

Baby Lillie’s First Halloween

25 Mar

baby lillie one line drawing halloween

Journal Page, Mixed media, One line drawing

 

I have listed new art classes at the nature center. Check out my welcome page!

New Nature Journal

20 Mar

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I am transitioning an art book from the 1930’s into my own nature journal.  My first entry had to be about all the gorgeous cherry blossoms popping up.

Check on my “welcome” page to find a listing of upcoming Nature Journaling classes at Rockwood Nature Center.

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

22 Nov

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This little thing fought me tooth and nail! She’s not perfect, but hey, who cares?!  It has a 12″ circumference and a 3 1/2″ diameter. Approximately 7 hours of work, not including all the gathering and prep.

Pine Needle Basket Weaving

14 Nov

pine needle basket2

 

Last night I taught my first Pine Needle Basket Weaving class at Rockwood Nature Center. It was a bit slow going but everyone was a beginner. We achieved only a two inch section! We will speed up next week, beginning at the center is the hardest part. The basket shown above is the first pine needle basket I’ve ever made.

I have done it again

12 Sep

Ok world, I have made my second attempt to try to get my work out there. This time, on a whim just like the last, I contacted Steady Sounds, a local vinyl shop, and asked them if I could hang my portraits.

Positive energy on that one PLEASE!!!!!!!

 

Here’s a pencil drawing from when I was preteen aged.

horse drawing first sketchbook ever