Wednesday, March 26, 2014

So Long Chauffeuring: smallSHOP Brings Art Class to You


So Long Chauffeuring: smallSHOP Brings Art Class to You

Peeing in private, sleeping past five. Since becoming a parent you’ve had to redefine your concept of luxury. Not having to drive across town to yet another extracurricular?   That’s practically as good as getting a massage. Which is why smallSHOP founder (and mother of two) Sage Raval brings the amenities of a fine art studio to you.  So while your mini-Monet is masterpiece making, you can use the precious downtime to get dinner on the table. Or sneak in a nap.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

a smallSHOP Birthday

This is smallSHOP Artist Christina… And it is her birthday!
We are so happy to have Christina as part of our smallSHOP team!
We love her and the kids do too!



Monday, January 27, 2014

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkins Galore!

We are making kids all over Los Angeles happy 
by painting pumpkins these past few weeks. 

These lucky kiddos
painted pumpkins 
and 
made handmade Trick or Treat bags. 

FUN!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween New Creations and Some Old Time Favorites


We love Halloween!

Especially when we get to combine 
a few of our favorite things: 
Paint + Glitter +  A Kid's Imagination
This year we have made a few new pumpkins and 
brought back some of our favorites from last year. 
We went to our local farm, 
but Trader Joe's has great pumpkins for $2.99. 


A 4 years old boy's vision... a minion. 


An 8 years old girl's idea... a unicorn.

BLING BLING

AND SOME OF OUR FAVORITES
FROM LAST YEAR.
 Glitter, tape and paint = Chevron patterned fun


Minimalist Pumpkin...


 Shiny Star Topper...

Black + A Bit of Green...

So, go and get a pumpkin and some paint... and have fun!
Or call us... we will come over and brighten up your porch.

Have a great day!
Sage and smallSHOP



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Quiet Art Moments

It is a great weekend to give yourself
a quiet moment and create something. 

Happy Friday!
Sage and smallSHOP


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Art Science

Watercolor + Ice + Salt = Art Science Fun




We froze ice globes, but you could use any ice. 
Rub it with salt. 

Gently drop liquid watercolor on it and 
see what designs you make. 

As this is made of ice, if you want to keep 
a memento of the art, snap a pic. 
Otherwise, just let it melt away and remember the fun you had!

Happy Summer. 
And remember, do something creative today!

Always, 
Sage and smallSHOP

Summer Flowers

What did you do this morning?
We did this... 



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer SPLASH!


Looks like school is out and the kids are playing. 

At least at smallSHOP! 

We ended a few after school classes 

with these splatter paint hats. 

So much fun!

Love hurts - smallSHOP

No shame in shedding tears. 
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Sweetest Daddy Day Card...

Make Dad's heart melt!
Need something creative for Sunday?
Try this... it takes no time 
and is full of sweetness!

Take a photo of your child 
pretending to hold something. 


Have your child draw or paint a small work of art 
or better yet photograph a piece of art 
that they have already done
and print it small. 


Cut out the artwork. 
Make a little cut around each hand. 
Slip the small artwork into the cut to make it look like 
your child is holding the art. 

And pop it in a frame. 


And here is another one... 

And watch daddy's heart melt!
Have a great weekend & do something creative today. 

Always, 
Sage and smallSHOP



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DRIPS GONE WILD

DRIPS GONE WILD
What do you do when you have 
1 hour + 2 kids + Gouache?
You do this...



So proud of our 5th grade smallSHOP artists Faith and Tee!

Monday, June 10, 2013

SKETCH AN ANIMAL - Why not?!

My own private animal park...

Somedays it is nice to just sit and sketch. 
2 lovely girls (age 7) and I 
spent sometime sketching animals. 

If you draw them piece by piece it is much easier. 
Adding a bit of color, makes the sweet character come to life. 

Do something creative today!

Always, 
Sage and smallSHOP



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Preschool Art Workshop

2 hours + 6 kids = these sweet portraits. 
This is what we did today. 
We hope that you did something fun too!

Always, 
Sage and smallSHOP

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Combo

FRIDAY ART COMBO
2 HOMEMADE PENCIL CASES 
with a side of 
GOUACHE PAINTING PLEASE!

Have a great weekend!
And do something creative!
Sage and smallSHOP



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

ART PARTY

smallSHOP ART PARTY

25 little artists painting away the afternoon. 
What a perfect way to spend a Sunday and 
our little friend's birthday. 

Colors ready and waiting...

Canvases all lined up.

Artist in action.




Happy preschoolers taking home their masterpieces. 



A smallSHOP Vignette

A smallSHOP Vignette. 
A sampling of artwork created by smallSHOP artists
ranging in age from 4-7 years old. 


Spring flowers in progress...

Spring flowers in full bloom at smallSHOP