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Camping Under the Night Sky

Happy Summertime!  Hope you’re enjoying some much deserved outdoor time with family and friends venturing in the GREAT outdoors!  We’re definitely soaking up and savoring summer and heading into the mountains for camping getaways!  Excited to share with you these outdoor + camping + canvas + landscape paintings created in our recent children’s workshop, SPRING IS IN THE AiRTIST!  This mixed-media painting was inspired by one of our favorite wanderlust painters, Katie Daisy and her beautiful piece, Let’s Sleep Under the Stars!  Take a peek at Katie’s inspiring paintings and our painting process with children!  Thank you @katiedaisy for your painterly inspiration, adore your style, whimsical spirit, and passion for the outdoors!

The painting above was created by a six-year-old artist!  Absolutely love the delicate detail put into this piece!  This week begins our summer + sold out + hands-on + mixed-media workshop, creating retro ice cream trucks and sweet treats in BEEP BEEP! SWEET TREATS!  Yes, melting with excitement, this much!  We’ll be posting photos of the week on Instagram, join in on all the fun!  We’ll be celebrating with an ice cream social on Friday and showcasing finished ice cream truck sculptures, stay tuned!!!

You may have seen HANDMAKERY was included in The Best Art Studios for Kids in the U.S. over on Meri Cherry’s {beautiful + inspiring} Blog!  Beyond excited to be included in this creative collection across the nation!  Do take a peek!

Enjoy a sneak peak into the painting process of these landscapes.  Think you’ll love all the collaged details full of stripes + sparkle + shine!  Didn’t each 6 to 10-year-old artists do such an amazing job individualizing their camping canvas!?!  See a few finished pieces down below!

We used glow-in-the-dark slick paint to create skies aglow which everyone absolutely loved!

Follow along on the venture over on our Instagram feed and Facebook to stay up on creative + colorful adventures, and upcoming workshops!  This summer we’ll at Anderson Ranch Art Center in July, instructing our favorite children’s workshop, Crazy for Cuckoo Clocks, the week of the Ranch’s 50th Anniversary!  Learn more about this workshop, here!

Happy Summertime!  Enrollment is underway and filling fast for 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR {hands-on + mixed-media} ART WORKSHOPS, join us for a creative adventure!  Jump on our site or message us at to learn more!  Enjoy every minute of each bright + beautiful day!

Inspire.  Express.  Create.

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