Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scottsdale Artist School Youth Academy

Scottsdale Artist School Youth Academy Summer Camp is ready  for registration!    This very popular summer camp offers a fine arts experience like no other in the Valley of the Sun!

Artist Linda Pullinsi and I will be instructing the 9-14 year old groups.  1/2 day is 2-D art, 1/2 day is 3-D art sculpture.  
I am only teaching a few of the weeks, but the camp runs May 27-August 1.  Great professional teachers for each age level.  See which classes I will be instructing below….


Scottsdale Artists’ School Youth Academy program offers traditional fine art instruction in drawing, painting, ceramics, and 3-D design for ages 6 to 8, 9 to 14 and high school students.  Our curriculum is dedicated to developing observation skills, technical ability and creating finished art work to encourage self-confidence, knowledge, and enthusiasm. We are dedicated to providing age-appropriate art classes where students learn a variety of techniques that enable them to discover new ways to express themselves.                

Class sessions I will be teaching and themes:
May 27-30 = Sports
June 23-27 = Circus
July 7-11 = Wild Animals
July 14-18 = space/science
July 21-25 = Meet the Masters
July 28-August 1 = Creatures of the Desert

Another wonderful instructor will be teaching sculpture the other weeks for 9-14 year olds along with Linda.

ceramics, fiber art, mixed media sculpture and more!!!!!

Deer Valley Rock Art Center Summer Camp

The Petroglyph Pathfinders camp is back!
Deer Valley Rock Art Center hosts 2 weeks of great summer camp options for youth.

June 2-6 & June 16-20, 2014

"The Deer Valley Rock Art Center offers an action-packed summer camp for children 8 to 11 at a real archaeological site and desert nature preserve.
Campers learn about archaeology, cultural anthropology, American Indian cultural traditions, desert ecology and animals through hands-on educational activities, archaeological fieldwork and demonstrations, art projects, nature hikes, storytelling and games."  
check their website for details and pre-registration.
I will be offering art workshops at the camp 4 out of the 5 days each week.  Themes include Petroglyphs, Archaeology, Desert Animals, Native People, and Desert Plants.  


Friday, March 28, 2014

Ready for my close up (viral and bacterial)

What I have been working on…
Specimen 1 (left) Specimen 2 (right)
My current work explores and transforms sexually transmittable disease into a tactile patterned sculptural form. Each piece is covered with a combination of stitched glass seed beads and a smooth milky camouflage of false skin.  I see the preciousness or beauty of the materials I use as a  seducer, something that draws a viewer into a state of physical intimacy with my work.  
These materials help to give the forms the appearance of active transformation like shedding skin, cell growth, and cold to-the-touch morbidity. This helps my goal of showing that something can be visually appealing while at the same time, thematically disturbing. 



each piece is 25" H x 12" W x 6" D

Monday, March 24, 2014

Foothills Library Free Art Workshops

Foothills Library is hosting 2 free art workshops in May!
Please join me for one of these great workshops.  
All you need to bring is your creativity, I will provide the rest.

Foothills Branch Library
19055 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Call the Foothills Library Branch or
check their website for more information 
registration is required
class size is limited for both workshops

May 13th, 2014  4:00-5:30pm
"Hero Figures"  Youth class

May 14th, 2014    6:00-7:45pm
"Memory Jars"  Adult class