Sophie started coming to Art E Studio this past winter. She has completed 5 paintings and has done a fantastic job. This featured painting is of Mona Liza. Sophie and her friends are making a video and needed a Mona Liza painting as a prop but this one had to have the face cut out so her friend could put her face in instead. Sophie worked hard on creating this painting. Her attention to detail really paid off and she learned a lot.

My younger students got into the act by painting Mona Liza paintings too. They all came up with some very clever versions of the worlds most famous painting. After they finished their master pieces each of the girls posed with Sophie's painting. Mona Liza never looked so good!

Check out the "Featured Artist, work in progress" page here on this website to see photos of Sophie creating her painting and to see how cute Mona Liza is with her new faces.

For the entire month of July the art work on display at Art E Studio is the work of the Art E students. Tonight is the opening reception from 4pm to 8pm. Some of the students will be on hand creating art and talking with the public. We are also having a "Peoples Choice" award. Everyone who comes to view the works are encouraged to vote for their favorite 3 paintings. But in order to vote they have to pay a dollar. At the end of the month the ballets will be counted and the money divided amongst the top three winners. The kids are very excited about the money and all of them want to win. I encouraged them to tell all their family and friends to come vote for them. This way they can get a better feel for marketing their work. So far everyone who has come in and voted has had great feedback. Some had a very hard time making their choices. Take a look at the images below for a glimpse of their work. Some paintings have been added since I took those pictures. Notice all those blue ribbons and that great big purple one? Those are ribbons won from two local fairs, the Silver Dollar and Shasta fair.