It’s a Wrap…You gotta See this….

PORTRAIT Art Camp ONE is over and I have to say…”what a great group of kids to spend a week with!”  Hailing from All Saints, St. Cecilia, St. Matthew and Valley Catholic!  AND… passionate about art!

Special thanks to instructor, Joanne Kollman, local artist extraordinaire who presented the Portrait Art Camp and made it happen!


The day ended with an art show attended by parents and several of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.  Student artists shared about their work and what they learned.

Great representatives from their schools!  It was a great week!  Here are a few great memories…

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Light, Value Patterns, Notan, building an art vocabulary at Art Camp!

Wow…a treasure packed opportunity for the art camp campers this week!  Joanne Radmilovich Kollman has pulled out all the stops to give the campers the very best possible art experience possible and this is only day 2.

The camp, billed as a “Portrait Art Camp” has lived up to it’s title.  Starting with black and white mediums, Joanne got the concept of “value” across the the youngsters as they worked with various forms of charcoal and pencil.

Today, color was introduced in both watercolor and oil paint.

We took an hour off from 1:00 to 2:00 for a refreshing swim in the pool, came back ready to paint!  Joanne set up a pear on a white plate and showed the students how to start an oil painting.  Can’t wait to show you some results!

Morning shots: “reductive drawing with the eraser” We are “taking away” after adding dark values to the paper:

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