Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Amazing Kids at The Wizard of Art

Youth, with swift feet, walks onward the way;
the land of joy lies all before his eyes.
~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The Winter Hare
Charcoal and pastel on paper

This is one of my all time favorite pieces ever. Just look at the expression on the rabbit's face? So much personality and life. The trees have a wonderful feel and unique line work. They remind me of an Egon Schiele landscape. Anyway ... I love it. The best pieces really reflect something about the artist. This work is a perfect example of that. Gentle and sensitive, just like the artist. 

Artist and total sweetheart

The quietest poetry can be
an explosion of joy.
~James Broughton

Rocket to Space
Pastel on paper

My friend said it reminded him of a Marc Chigall! I totally see it! Marc of the Future!

Elliot, 5 years old
Artist and future astronaut!

Joy is in the process, 
not the product.
~Fay Bohlayer

Yellow Tractor in the City, by Wyatt age 9
Creative spirit, questioner of everything, and future engineer and philosopher
Mixed Media
pastel, pen, collage, pencil and charcoal

Anthropomorphic Jellyfish
Watercolor on paper

Believe it or not this was one of Chloe's first watercolors. Wait until you see some of her other pieces. She is crazy amazing. She's also super funny and thoughtful. 

Chloe, 12 
Master Watercolorist and social director

Magical Genie and the Lamp with Hearts and Stars
Pastel on paper

Veronica, 5 years old
Magical creative spirit, and music aficionado
(She went to the Hollywood Bowl. I asked her who she saw. "Gustavo Dudemel was conducting ... it was symphonic.")


Joy is but a sign
that creative emotion
is fulfilling its purpose.
~Charles du Bois

The Old Collection
Acrylic on canvas board

Lorelei is taking a break from class and I miss her!

Lorelei, age 11
Artist but currently too busy for art class!

Turtle Burger, by Oliver age 6 (Artist and future New Yorker cartoonist)
Pastel and charcoal on paper

Don't explain, enjoy.
~Darby Bannard

A Pensive Elephant (with Butterfly Ears)
Pastel and charcoal on paper

I love this pic of Mia and her elephant ... looking at her! And the butterflies on her shirt mirroring the elephant ears. So sweet.

Mia, age 7
Artist and future Humane Society volunteer

Gray Seals
Mixed media, watercolor, colored pencils and charcoal

Note her signature is in English and Japanese, which she is learning in school. She so expressive and still comes in with some wonderful and entertaining story to tell.

Sophia 7
Artist, Japanese interpreter and future winner of the Booker Prize

Those who bring sun sine to the lives of others 
cannot keep it from themselves.
~James M. Barre

The Cherry Blossom Buddha
Pastel and charcoal on paper

I mean, seriously? This kid also did an amazing picture of the Taj Mahal with so much detail you can't believe it. I love the subject matters he picks! He just finished the pyramids. He has the patience of Job when it comes to his art, and I'm pretty sure in a past life he was best friends with Siddhartha.

Louden, age 7
Artist, old soul and and future builder of monuments

Plush Horsey
pastel on paper

Super cute, right? She always looks at me like she is ready to crack up or she has some secret she's not telling. You can see that in her photo!

Samara, 7
Artist, perfectionist and future holder of State's secrets

Rainbow Dog
Pastel and Charcoal on Paper

Julian is pretty new to the Wizard. I love that he wants to fill things will all kinds of unique colors! And look at his signature, with a star!

Julian, 5
Artist, colorist and total cutie pie

Mystical Island Seascape
watercolor on paper

Just look at that sky! It looks like tie dye! I was so happy for him, because I could tell he was really so happy with how it came out. It's so fun when they love how their own work turns out.

Rio, 10
Watercolorist and super laid back cat

Winter Falls
Acrylic on canvas

Leo is a natural painter. He just keeps getting better and better, and he is definitely finding himself and his own style and brushwork. Very cool to see. After this piece, he moved on to oil paints, which is very exciting! He's one of those young artists that we feel privileged to teach.

Leo, age 12
Amazing painter, totally Zen guy (and future teacher of mediation through painting!)

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator.
The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
~Henri Bergson

quotes from Art Quotes

Blessings and light!


donna baker said...

Lucinda, you must be the greatest teacher ever. I love it when you show the kids and their art. All seem gifted. Do you ever run into them later on when they grow up? I have a hallway filled with my children's art. Love to pass by it. One of my favorites is a wool weaving my son did at art camp.

Rick Forrestal said...

Fantastic post.
What great kids art.
Very special.
Good job . . .

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Wow! Lucinda! These kids are all such naturals. Have they ever sold anything or considered it? I know it's early in the game but seriously? Maybe the money from a show could go to a charity of their choice? Not to take anything away from their joy of just doing art but I do know a certain someone who would absoloutely love that Winter Hare painting...maybe she might be interested in a little needle felting trade???

Loree said...

Amazing art by such young kids. It's hard to pick a favourite but since I adore bunnies, I will go with the first one.

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I love the quote from Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton. So wonderful to see such good art done by young people. Much for them all to be proud of and for us to take inspiration from. Thank you so much for sharing this.

MunirGhiasuddin said...

Very talented children and thank you for sharing.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Je suis éblouie par le magnifique travail de chacun de vos élèves. Un patchwork d'oeuvres très intéressant.
Chaque thème colle à la peau de ces enfants.
Je les félicite tous et vous aussi !

Gros bisous ♡

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