Creating Boxtrolls: A Creative Lesson In A Local School

Today I had the joy of going into a public school and doing an art workshop with a class of kids.  It was so much fun!  I did a demonstration with clay and we created mixed media box trolls.  I recently watched the Boxtrolls movie and loved the claymation that they used.  It really was [...]

A Sneak Peek Into Funtastical Studios Art Classes For Kids

Coming this fall I will be teaching some new classes to kids ages 6-10!  I have been busy trying and experimenting with lots of mediums to make this a funtastical experience for kids.  I love the diversity in art and the varieties of materials you can work with.  I know that kids love that too! [...]

By | April 24th, 2015|art lessons, funtastical studios, kids art, mixed media|0 Comments

Easy To Use Resources For Creative Young Minds: A Sneak Peek Into Our New Curriculums.

At last Steve and I have created some art and music books for you parents to use and learn at your own home!  We often have people asking us for ideas that they can use with their kids for art or music.  Finally we've got some practical ideas and guidance for you to use not [...]

10 Great Ways to Create A Culture of Creativity With Your Kids

Recently I had the opportunity to speak at a homeschoolers conference and share a bit about coaching an artistic heart in your kids.  As I prepared and gathered information on this subject, I realized it really was about creating a creative culture.  So today I've decided to share a few things I have learned and [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|creativity, creativity at home, funtatiscal studios, kids art|0 Comments

A Funtastical Family Portrait Experience

Recently we decided to make our very own family portraits.  I'm not talking about the kind that you create by using a nice camera!  Instead, we designed and made our own pictures.  Ok it may not be exactly as we look but I would say the kids and Steve did a great job and we [...]

By | March 14th, 2015|family fun, family portraits, funtastical studios, kids art|0 Comments

Sneak Peak: My New Funtastical Painting Line!

I have been working over the past few months on some new paintings to go with The  Lucy Collection.  Many people have been asking me to do paintings for little boys, and I've been busy working on these.   Introducing The Little Nate Line!There are six paintings in all and they all come with little [...]

By | March 11th, 2015|funtastical studios, kids art, whimsical art|0 Comments

Inspiring You And Your Kids Through the Creative Power of the Sketchbook!

I love to take time each day to draw in my sketchbook.  Except my sketches are more like whimsical doodles.  I have found that taking 15 minutes a day to doodle has really changed my creativity and helped me come into my own style.  So I wanted to pass this simple exercise onto my kids [...]

Creative Ideas For A Wonderful Winter Day With Your Kids

I will be the first to admit that I am not a winter person!  I have to drag myself outside and usually my time outdoors in the winter is very short!  So as my kids get a little older I have been making them go outside for some fresh air and have had the joy [...]

By | February 26th, 2015|funtatiscal studios, kids art, snow day activities, winter fun|0 Comments

10 Inspiring Ways To Get Creativity Flowing In Your Kids

Sometimes you need a little inspiration and help in order to get your kids to create something new.  So today I am talking about finding creative props that can help get the creative juices flowing.  I know that many times if I just hand my children a piece of paper and a box of crayons [...]

By | February 18th, 2015|art, creativity, funtatiscal studios, homeschooling, kids art|0 Comments

How To Create A Funtastical Valentines Day Party For Your Kids

This year I promised my kids a Valentines party!  Not every year does this happen, but this year seemed like a good time to have one.  So the planning began, starting with a few invites, and we were on our way.So today I welcome you to our Funtastical Valentines party!  Sit back and relax as [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|funtatiscal studios, kids art, valentines day party|0 Comments