In celebration of her book, Drawing Workshop for Kids, art educator and author Samara Caughey will lead children (and adults) through a project inspired by the Renaissance technique of sfumato, or creating transitions of lights and darks to depth of space in a drawing. We will do observational drawing from a still-life of your choosing.
For children ages 5 and up.
Samara Caughey received her BFA in Photography at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles for her MFA in Sculpture at USC. She taught art classes for children at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena California for 9 years before opening her own studio, Purple Twig, in 2010.
Purple Twig is an art studio for children and families which teaches techniques like ceramics, drawing, sculpture, collage, and printmaking while allowing children to develop their own voice. Samara’s approach to teaching grows directly out of her fine art practice, which consists of sculpture, collage, and drawing. She applies her knowledge of developmental stages of childhood to acknowledge and respect these stages with nonjudgmental, positive interactions.