Friday, February 25, 2011

Planning Spring Classes

I will be offering a few classes during the Spring at the Eccles Community Art Center.

Arts & Crafts:  Spring Nest Egg: Paint a wooden egg for your own hand woven  wire nest/basket at this workshop.  Supplies provided.
Instructor: Debra Muller
Thursday, April 21, 2011 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 through Adult
Tuition: $12  members, $15 nonmembers.

Science/Art WorkshopsThese workshops introduce students ages 6 to 9 years old to concepts using art, science and craft projects.  Class size limited to 12 students.  Supplies provided
Instructor: Debra Muller
Spring Flowers:  Students will delve into the center of a flower, be introduced to the vocabulary of flower parts, review the floral paintings of Georgia O’Keefe then create their own masterpieces. 
Monday, April 4, 2011
5:15 to 615 p.m.
Tuition: $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
On a  Breeze:  The students and instructor will create arts and craft projects related to wind and weather, discuss weather and cloud types.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Tuition: $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
 On Butterfly Wings:  Instructor and students will research the designs that may be found on butterfly wings using art and field guides. Students will explore the world through the butterfly’s eyes. The students will design their own butterflies, and abstract art based on their discoveries.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Tuition: $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
Damsel & DragonfliesThese insects are extremely fascinating.  Students will explore their life cycle, amazing flights, and body shapes.
Tuesday, May 19, 2011
 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Tuition: $8 members,  $10 nonmembers.
A Day At The BeachIn this workshop, students will be introduced to the beach and ocean environments, discussing ocean ecological  concepts such as oil spill clean up, includes a variety of associated craft projects. 
Monday, May 23, 2011
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Tuition: $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
Let’s go on a  PicnicIn this workshop at which instructor and students will view a picnic from an ant’s eye view, research an ant’s body parts, then design their own ant.  Picnic games and other ideas will be discusses and explored as time allows. 
Instructor: Debra Muller
Thursday, May 26, 2011
5:15 to 6:15 pm.
Tuition: $8 members,  $10 nonmembers.

I also plan on taking a few.  Check out the full class schedule at :

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A little shopping in preparation for March.  Don't you just love polka dots and the shamrocks are just perfect for the month especially for St. Patrick's day.  As usual, I will be wearing both orange and green that day.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Butterfly and Blooms

This felt bag sold this weekend at the Carriage House Gallery at the Eccles Community Art Center.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Waiting for room at the lunch counter

The goldfinches have flown in to find a heavy snow.  They have to wait to share space on the bird feeder with the chickadees.
 A few juncos are out and about.  They feed under the feeder.

Fleeting Thoughts of Spring

My Valentine Tulips have faded. Although there is still a beauty to their form.

Then winter has returned with a storm that has already dumped about ten to twelve inches and is expected to continue much of the day.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Mother's Pocket Bunnies

I can not decide which one of my mother's pocket bunnies should join collection.

I have a pocket santa, two pocket witches, and of course a pocket doll.  I am thinking the bunny with the green dress and pink polka dots, shall join my collection.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tonight's inspiration

A midnight blue sky
Ringed in dark silhouettes
Is starlight pierced.

Last Night Inspired

The snowy landscape
Reflects a silver - blue glow.
The full moon rises.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Practice Paintings

These are the paintings that I worked on with the paints in the earlier post.

Practice can be fun as well as educational.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ready, Set

Even though our world outside is becoming covered in white, inside we have color, pigments, paints...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

On the hilltop

A twisted Maple,
A survivor, scars cobbled.
Branches reach skyward.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011