Make the Arts a Part of Your Life!

The Dance and the Circus, Marc Chagall   Today, I want to share with you one of my favorite quotes by Kurt Vonnegut. “Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your…

Watercolor Resist

One of my favorite things to teach my students is the concept of “watercolor resist”. Crayons, as it’s made from wax, will repel watercolor paint. Using white or lighter colored crayons first to draw, then painting over it with a darker shade using watercolors will really make the drawing pop! I always encourage mixing media;…

New Bracelet Styles are Here!

I’ve designed new earth-toned styles using genuine semiprecious stones (including tiger eye, quartz, turquoise, agate, onyx, freshwater pearls, lava rock). They’re available for sale at Leclair’s General Store, and come in both adult and kids’ sizes. They look awesome layered! Check them out and browse around while you sip on our delicious Hatchet Coffee (this…

Mix it Up!

Today I came across a GREAT book for kids that combines art and literacy. Using stimulating and simple visuals, the author makes it super easy for children to learn about mixing colors. It’s a fun way for kids to learn about this confusing concept that two colors can indeed, make another awesome color! After reading,…