l'Artista Blog

March 2, 2015
by Bonnie Porter

“BONJOUR!” Summer 2015 Art Camp [a la “American Girls” style]

AG Art Camp #1: July 13-16 (4 days, 9:30 a.m. to 1 pm)

AG Art Camp #2: July 20-23 (4 days, 9:30 a.m. to 1 pm)

FEE: $110 [includes all supplies]
Fee for Early Bird payment received by May 1: $100
Additional $10 discount for referring a friend who has never attended this art camp
GIFT CERTIFICATES available upon request

Activities this year will be based on the American Girl Doll of the Year 2015, Grace Thomas.
Like each creative camper, Grace is enthusiastic and energetic. She has “big ideas” regarding her trip to Paris. She loves to travel, keeps an artsy journal, visits art museums, and likes to bake. We will do “Lessons in the Louvre”, draw French Patisserie scenes, and sketch like a tourist in Paris. Each girl will have her own Art Journal for exploring new techniques. A Parisian tea party, with our dolls, will be on the last day.

Recommended reading prior to “Bonjour!” Art Camp: Madeline series and Charlotte in Paris, by Joan Knight.

Camp is held in my CartaBella art studio in Marietta. Questions? Use “Contact” form on this page.

March 24, 2013
by Bonnie Porter

Intermezzo Classes Spring Tulips

Spring is in the air!  We are drawing and painting Tulips this month, practicing different watercolor techniques. Loose, wet-into-wet, dry brush and color mixing with fresh new paints on our palettes..  The best “formula” for a dark background?  Still “undecided”!  We wanted to try mixing Burnt Umber with Winsor Green, a velvety black mix we found in Making Color Sing, by Jeanne Dobie, but none of us have that green in our palettes.  So we went with Burnt Umber and Viridian.

September 30, 2012
by Bonnie Porter

KinderArt Fall Classes

Warm colors of Autumn, captured in an over-sized Leaf in the style of Georgia O’Keefe. We started by examining the Flowering Dogwood leaves found in our own backyards. Then we did a blow-up line drawing on large paper and outlined it with yellow oil pastel. Watercolors are the perfect medium for blending a Fall palette.