Illuminated Manuscripts at Barnsdall Arts

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog | No Comments
Illuminated Manuscripts at Barnsdall Arts

lluminate your initials or write a page like the Medieval masters using gold foil, paint, and not-so-precious gems at Barnsdall Art Park this Sunday. Illuminated manuscripts tell beautiful stories in pictures and words. Tell your own story using patterns, borders, and visual puns. WHAT: Barnsdall Arts Sundays WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY 10AM – 12PM WHERE: JAC […]

Summer Fun at Barnsdall Arts

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays | No Comments
Summer Fun at Barnsdall Arts

Here’s the summer schedule for Barnsdall Arts Sunday:

Heartfelt Mother’s Day at Barnsdall Arts

Posted on May 8, 2016 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, Wall Art | No Comments
Heartfelt Mother’s Day at Barnsdall Arts

Soft, warm, and bright…who doesn’t like felt? What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than creating a heartfelt gift for her, with her at Barnsdall Art Park. Yarn, chenille vines, and yarn were also involved in these wall hangings inspired by Dutch motifs. Kids and adults alike put their hearts and souls into this project. […]

When life gives you empty cognac bottles…

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays | No Comments
When life gives you empty cognac bottles…

What do you do when someone gives you 85 empty cognac bottles and a big bottle of white glue? If you are an art teacher, you don’t ask questions; you say “Thank You!” Then you get busy washing, scraping, scheming. The assignment: Pomegranate Vases for Armenian Remembrance Day. In case you didn’t know (and I […]

Marionettes at Barnsdall Arts Sunday

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog | No Comments
Marionettes at Barnsdall Arts Sunday

El Nino has been a bust so far in LA, but, wouldn’t you know, the day schedule for making marionettes on Barnsdall Arts Sunday, it rained like the dickens. “For sure, this was going to be a washout: no one drives anywhere they don’t have to when it rains in Los Angeles” I thought to […]

Shadow Puppets at Barnsdall Arts

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in blog | No Comments
Shadow Puppets at Barnsdall Arts

Our last adventure at Barnsdall Arts Sunday took us to the mysterious and beautiful world of Balinese shadow puppets or wayang kulit. The puppets are crafted from buffalo hide and mounted on bamboo sticks. The dalang, or puppet master, is the genius behind the entire performance. He sits behind a backlit white cloth screen and […]

Hearts & Flowers 2016

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture, Wall Art | No Comments
Hearts & Flowers 2016

Don’t miss Hearts & Flowers 2016 at the Folk Tree in Pasadena, located on: 217 S Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 The reception is from 2-6 pm on Saturday, January 24th. But, if you can’t make the reception, the show will run through Valentine’s day and beyond. For a sneak peek at the wonderful […]

Paper Mosaic Bling at Barnsdall Arts

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in blog, Wall Art | No Comments
Paper Mosaic Bling at Barnsdall Arts

Everybody likes bling around the holidays so this Sunday, there will be glitter and there will be gold foil. And you get to portray yourself decked out like a king or queen. Almost every Sunday of the year, Barnsdall Arts hosts a free drop-in art class for children and families at Barnsdall Art Park in […]

Mariachi Snowmen

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in blog, Wall Art | No Comments
Mariachi Snowmen

The Mariachi Snowmen are back wishing you a wonderful Feliz Navidad! or any other holiday favorite you might request. They sport their red velvet sombreros and soulful expressions to uplift anyone’s mood. The group is Acrylic on Canvas board (8×10″). The individual players are painted on 4x4x2″ canvases and wrap around the edges.

Zero Sum Game at the Folk Tree

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in blog, Functional Art, Sculpture | No Comments
Zero Sum Game at the Folk Tree

The Day of the Dead is upon us and there is no better way to celebrate, than attending the 32nd Annual Day of the Dead Show at the Folk Tree in Pasadena. My entry this year is a riff on the Mayan Ball hoop at Chichen-Itza in Mexico. If you haven’t been, add it to […]