Do you have a 7-11 year old who is creative? I am offering a Kids Art Adventure! at Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre beginning July 22, 2017. The class is limited to 10 students, so sign your artist up today!
Here are the details:
Kids Art Adventure!
A creative art experience for kids ages 7-11
Participants will explore their creativity using a variety of art materials and media. Emphasis is on having fun with creativity!
Saturday Mornings 10-11 AM
4- 1-Hour Sessions for $60 (Dates: 7/22/17; 7/29/17; 8/12/17; 8/19/17)
Location: Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre, 342 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH, 44702
Art supplies are provided.
I look forward to creating great art adventures with your young artist! Click on the button below to register them for this fun end of summer art activity!
Over the years, I have occupied a number of studio spaces in the Canton Arts District. I have been working out of my home of late, though, and I have been yearning to have a more public space to work and share my art. The perfect opportunity opened up for me, and I am again returning to the Canton Arts District! I welcome you to come an visit me in my new art studio/gallery at Avenue Arts Theatre and Marketplace in downtown Canton.
I am having a Grand Opening during Canton’s First Friday this week. I hope that you can stop by and visit and maybe add to your art collection. This month’s First Friday is the 10th Anniversary for the event, so there will be lots of fun activities through the district. The first 50 visitors will get a free coloring page from “Artist BZTAT’s Color Me Cats” coloring book. I will have new artwork and some special offers to help you add to your art collection.
BZTAT’s Grand Opening Return to the Canton Arts District!
July 7, 2017 6-10 PM
BZTAT Studios at Avenue Arts Theatre and Marketplace
324 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Stop by on First Friday, or come by anytime. I will be in the studio working on new projects most days. I look forward to seeing you!
Much of my summer has been dedicated to writing and illustrating the “Oh My, Mia Meow!” Children’s Picture Book, which I hope to finish this month. I have been spending a lot of time creating paintings that will tell the story along with the written words for the book. Each illustration is a 30″H x 40″W acrylic painting on textured wood. I thought I would share the first eight illustrations and basic story line to give a glimpse into my creative process for the book.
In the beginning of the book, Mia Meow, a small cat with big dreams, looks out a window from the inside of her home. Although she loves her home, she longs for adventure, desiring to play with the squirrels and birds that she sees from her inside perch.
Mia Meow lives in a creative place with her human companion who is an artist. Her particular art tends to be creating havoc!
In a bout of mischievous play, Mia Meow discovers a red crayon on the floor. She whacks the crayon around the floor as cats will do…
…and then she hits it so hard, it sails through the air onto the table. On the table is a collar and a piece of paper.
Being a curious cat, Mia Meow dons the collar. Cats are not naturally given to drawing, but with the collar, she feels a creative impulse that she has never experienced before. She begins to draw with the crayon. As she draws, she discovers that the collar has given her magical powers, and her drawing comes to life off the paper!
Realizing that she can bring her imagination to life, Mia Meow uses her crayon to draw the squirrel and bird that she had dreamed of earlier, watching from behind her window on the inside. Mia befriends the bird and squirrel that she has created.
Next, Mia Meow creates a farm, drawing a cow, a pig, a goat and a chicken, and she enjoys visiting her new friends.
After visiting the farm, Mia explores the forest, creating more new friends, including a bear, a raccoon, a skunk, a fox and a rabbit.
Mia has a few more adventures ahead of her, and new friends to meet. Stay tuned for more illustrations and more of the story!
The book and the illustrations should be completed within the next month. My plan is to have the book self published and ready to have preordered copies shipped before the 2016 winter holidays in time for gift giving.