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I’m always amazed at how different the final pieces of artwork are. I often fear that, with using one template and limited colors of paint, there won’t be much variation between the pieces. I am ALWAYS proven wrong. These poinsettias are no exception! They truely are uique one-of-a-kind pieces of art!!! I first made a   

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I first drew a leaf onto thick construction paper. I then cut the leaf out and used it as a template. Each person recieved three pieces of paper: a cut out leaf, the background paper where the leaf was cut from, and a blank paper that they could use to trace their own leaf onto.   

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These butterflies turned out so beautifully! They remind me of inkblot rorschach tests. Each butterfly holds its own little story; its own little world. The preliminary steps were a bit intense, but soooo worth it. What you’ll need: -piece of cardboard (big enough to draw your butterfly) -sharpie pen -scissors -painters tape -exacto knife -watercolor   

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I absolutely adore this painting. It was a pleasure to see it come to life! I brought one of my own original paintings for the class to use as a reference. Everyone did a great job, however, I’d like to showcase this piece in particular. I love how she used my painting as inspiration and   

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We focused on creating visual layers in class today: forground, midground, and background. While most were able to accomplish the layering, one gentleman threw all instructions out the window! Haha I love the rebellious black sheep!! He lived in the Rockies for some time as a young man, and wanted to capture the Grandness of   

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We woke up to beautiful fluffy white snow!! Perfect timing mother nature. Today’s craft was these festive Popsicle snowflakes. They are so easy to make and they all turned out gorgeous. What we used: -Popsicle sticks -Glue gun -White glue -Acrylic paint -Metallic paint -Gems and jewels -String How we did it: We used the   

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Today we painted poppies in honor of Remembrance Day. We had classical music playing and everyone was in the creative spirit. We had a few visitors pop in to see what we were up to. The energy was great! I love watching the residents discover their creative side. One woman, Mrs.J, was very patient with   

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We had a lovely time playing with watercolors in class today. There is something so soothing about watching the colors blend together to create a beautiful skyline. As the paint dried, we drew our scenes on black construction paper using white pencil crayons. We then cut out the black silhouettes and glued them to the   

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What you need: -Different colored tissue paper -beads/pearls/gems -hot glue gun -felt -crafting wire -elmers glue -circle tracer -safety pins -green ribbon We used around ten 2″ square sheets of tissue paper per flower. We traced a circle on one piece of paper and put the sheet on top of the paper pile. Using crafting   

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