More art more mind blowing

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Riquel aged 14

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Sienna aged 10

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Ella aged 10

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Ruby aged 10

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Kassia aged 10

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Tayler aged 10

All paintings were done at Active Art Studios in my kids art class for 9-12 year olds. I love their work and l cant wait to see what they do next in clay!! Wowsers!
Love and art
Sarah-Jane

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Art and about

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Today I went out and about checking out a few exhibitions. It takes a lot to get me excited these days.  The Helpmann Academy exhibition was good, but not mind blowing, but I had to be reminded that it was a graduate show and the artists are just starting out on their journey.
Secondly, I checked out the Flinders university gallery exhibition just missing a talk by John Neylon the curator. The exhibition was entitled Tough(er) Love-artists from Eyre Peninsula. A mixture of artists and styles made for a broad ranging and diverse show.
Finally, after a quick drink at The Museum cafe served by one of the grumpiest blokes ever, I went to Hill Smith fine art. Art here was by John Waters whose work was a mix of surrealist, still life and architectural. Technically brilliant but somewhat lacking heart. My favourite work was by Jessica Mara not long out of art school and probably still an emerging artist. Her works were interesting, dark, moody and soulful. Nice work Jessica.
Love and art
Sarah-Jane

Kids and Van Gogh

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The kids at my art school Active Art Studios have been doing paintings inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.
I’m so inspired by their work and what they can do. If only we could channel a bit of kids creativity into our adult art. Reminds me of a Picasso quote ” All children are artists. The problem is how to remain a child once we become adults”.
Love and art
Sarah-Jane

You could eat off his face

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I have finally tried my hand at painting on porcelain plates. This little gem I made at our weekly craft club with the girls. The paint is Pebeo Porcelaine 150 which has to be heat set in a domestic oven. Once that’s done its permanent!
I was inspired to give this a try by a local artist that goes by the name Gretel Girl Draws (Gretel Girl Draws My style is quite different to hers but I’m still just experimenting with how the paint works. If you water it down too much it runs to the edge of the plate, so I have gone with a thicker more painterly look. I’m happy with my first attempt.
Love and art
Sarah-Jane