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Archive for February, 2013

Potato Painting – Art Projects for Young Children – by S.A. Barone

POTATO PRINTING CHILDREN and ART Art Projects for Young Children article by S.A. Barone  Kids love potato printing. They love creating their own designs; however, very small children will need a parent to cut their patterns into the potatoes. This is such a great art project for kids. It can develop into a large art [...]

Rocky shores by Robert Genn

Rocky shores by Robert Genn I’m laptopping you from a 27-foot sport-fishing boat near the mouth of Quatsino Sound on the Pacific side of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. Right now we’re being slammed around in 10-foot swells while a moderate Southeaster whistles foam from the wave-tops. It’s difficult to paint in these circumstances, but not [...]

Grumpy Goat – Children’s book review by S.A. Barone

GRUMPY GOAT Children’s book review by S.A. Barone  This wonderful humorous book was written and illustrated by Brett Helquist.  It’s a delightful story about farm animals that have to put up with a grumpy goat.    This goat is cranky, always hungry and he’s never had a friend.  He lives at Sunny Acres Farm along with [...]

Instructor Profile – Abbie Ehorn, Cottonwood CA

Biography I grew up in Northern California and as long as I can remember, music has been an important part of my life.My earliest memories are singing folk songs around the campfire with my mother, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  The sounds of fiddles, guitars, banjo, and voices made me feel so happy and connected.   In high [...]

Managing delay by Robert Genn

Managing delay by Robert Genn Frank Partnoy in his book, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, tells us that procrastination is a winning formula. The idea that procrastination is evil came along with the Protestant work ethic and the Puritanical era, he claims, while most of the greats in ancient times sat around delaying [...]

In praise of sleep by Robert Genn

In praise of sleep by Robert Genn After a week of wildness and goofing off while at art school, I stayed up for 48 hours to complete a particularly tough assignment. My classmate and best friend, Jim Ferron, on the other hand, had stayed off the streets and worked at the project in a measured, [...]

Pottery Workshop – Hand-Building with Palul – March 2013

Pottery Workshop Hand-Building with Palul Master Ceramic Artist and Potter, College Instructor   Tuition:  $95 Materials fee:  $15  Includes: clay (up to 25#), underglazes, glazes, use of tools and equipment, kiln firings (bisque and glaze).  Classes at  Makin Glass, 2908 Douglas Street, Anderson, CA 6 classes for a total of 15 hours:  $95/15 = $6.33/hour!  Such a deal!    SCHEDULE:    Tuesday and Thursday evenings      6-8:30 PM     Starting March [...]

Disruptive innovation by Robert Genn

Disruptive innovation by Robert Genn It’s been fifteen years since Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen’s much quoted The Innovator’s Dilemma was first published. Countless corporations, governments and technological organizations have applied his ideas in attempts to improve bottom lines and minimize failures. Disruptive innovation describes how steamships disrupted sailing ships, autos disrupted railways, mini-computers disrupted [...]