art classes

I love creativity and imagination.  In art however, just as in writing or music or any other creative endeavor, ideas without skills just leads to frustration.  One of the things I am very blessed to get to do is teach art classes for the local homeschool coop.  Now that school’s back in session I thought I’d share some pics from a few students that were willing to share.

Drawing 1     These kids had the task of drawing an elephant upside down.  Turning their reference upside down forces them to draw what they really see rather than what they think they see.  These are just a couple of the students and their work.



Drawing 2 is a color class and they are just starting to work with the intricacies and frustrations of colored pencil so I only have a couple of photos of fruit to start.

DSC_0019DSC_0020DSC_0022     Hope you enjoyed this glimpse of my student’s work.  I look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.


Emerald Jewels


© 2013 Debi Coleman

Pieces like this are really fun to paint, which is nice for the artist.  Honestly though,  they really do have a message.  Simplicity is a good thing.  It seems to me lately that life is increasingly absorbed by media, which makes it harder to remember to appreciate the simple things in life that are real, bring real joy, and have real beauty.  The water droplets are a very serene image, intentionally designed to evoke peaceful emotion and create a recognition for those simple things we overlook everyday.

In case you’ve been curious, I’m adding a picture this time so that you can see the side of a gallery wrap canvas and how it becomes part of the whole image.

_DEB1673a Hope you like this one.  Let me know what you think.

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