Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Grateful Glitter Feathers

GRATEFUL
SIMPLE & SWEET


This year smallSHOP gives thanks
with a beautiful piece of 
DIY decor for Thanksgiving!



GLITTER
FEATHER
FUN

YOU WILL NEED:
feathers, gold paint, glitter and blue painter's tape for a crisp line
Optional: Twine and beads to bind into a pretty bundle


 4 EASY STEPS FOR GLITTER FEATHERS:

1. Tape off the bottom edge of your glitter 
2. Paint gold from the tape to the tip
3. Sprinkle glitter on the wet paint
4. Remove tape and let feathers dry

WHAT TO DO WITH THEM?
Bundle feathers with twine 
and decorate by stringing beads. 
Use at the Thanksgiving Table 
to pass and share what you are thankful for. 





Show off your special sparkly feathers by adding them to flower arrangement, decorate place settings, the option are endless. 


 INSPIRED?
Get out the drawing paper and colored pencils
and let the creativity flow!





These sweet drawings capture your child's vivid creativity
and can be used as a keepsake for years to come! 

From our families to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, we are GRATEFUL for you. 

always,
smallSHOP






Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Whale of a Time!

AHOY MATEY!
Dive into our drawing lesson...
smallSHOP's WONDERFUL WHALE SHIPS

We start by drawing a friendly floating whale...


Then we add crisp architectural details to create a ship on top!


smallSHOP artists use complex line work and color to add their own flair.
Each whale ship becomes completely UNIQUE!




Perfect for ANY age!

We love that this lesson can be simplified to appeal to our littlest artists...

Whale Ships by 3 Year Olds:


Whale Ships by 5 Year Olds:



... complex and dynamic to challenge older artists!

Whale Ships by 6 - 12 Year Olds:







Thar She Blows!

Have a creative day.

Always,

smallSHOP

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fancy Pants Animals

ANIMAL HEAD + HUMAN CLOTHES =
FURRY FASHIONISTA FUN
Create a funny hybrid creature
with a flair for fashion!


We came up with these adorable crazy critters by working in a series:


First, we made collage magic-
we combed fashion and sports magazines 
searching for the perfect outfit to match our animal's head...
INSTANT CHARISMA!


Next, we used our collage as the basis for a fine tuned sketch


Finally, we showed off our drawing skills 
by adding lots of detail and intricate pen and ink line work.


The result -
A whimsically surreal character with 
LOTS of personality!




Who wouldn't love these refined furry friends?

Have Fun!

Always,
smallSHOP












Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Amazing Anime Self-Portraits

BIG eyes, BIG sparkle, 
BIG personality!
smallSHOP Inspired By Anime
Ages 6-12


 smallSHOP artists took inspiration
 from Japanese anime drawing styles
 to create their own vibrant and zany self-portraits.


We love how these portraits truly capture
 their fun loving personalities!




We practiced drawing faces in anime style -
BIG eyes with bright highlights
and SUPER expressive features...



smallSHOP artists drew big and painted on large canvases.
The results are amazing self-portraits
that show off how lovely these kids are
inside and out!


These portraits have POP and will be positively treasured.

Have fun creating!
Always,

smallSHOP