I have mentioned before that I teach some art
classes on Wednesdays at my studio inside the
Pea Patch Gallery. I have a variety of students
right now. Allison is a senior in high school currently
working on her Senior Project: a class that requires the
student to research a project, write a paper, and complete
the project with the aid of a mentor. The project
must be something they currently do not know how to
do, but it must be able to be completed by the end of
the semester. I am serving as her mentor, and she is
writing and illustrating a children's book. She has finished
the story, and is working on the illustrations now; doing
them in pen and ink and watercolor. Each page will then
be scanned, and the text will be added using Photoshop.
We will then upload it all to Shutterfly, and actually print
She has written an adorable story about a lightening bug
who is "bullied" by the other bugs, and is embarrased by
his glowing light. But he is able to save another bug
trapped in the dark with the use of his special light. He is
then the hero, and learns to appreciate the unique
abilities that God has given him, and agrees to "let his little
The other two students, Katherine and Brianne, are drawing
and coloring some cartoon characters with pen and ink and
colored pencil. They are enjoying learning from Allison as
she works on her project at the same time.
Classes are held on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm,
and they are $10.00 a lesson. Children, 10 and up, are welcome.
No drawing or art experience is necessary, and adults are
welcome too! Call the gallery if you are interested. Classes
will be scheduled until the end of May. I will put together a
summer schedule tba.
Pea Patch Gallery 318-628-3560