Saturday, January 29, 2022

 


Join Express Yourself Studios virtually for Valentine's Day! Paint this colorful painting (you'll be guided through the process). Great for the whole family!


Sessions:
​4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Materials Needed:
  1.  Acrylic Paints and Paint Brushes
  2. Markers
  3. CanvasCanvas Board or Watercolor Paper (9 x 12 or larger)
  4. Palette (A paper plate will do)
  5. Pencils
  6. Ruler 
  7. Water Container (Something to rinse your brushes in)
  8. 1" Foam Brushart sponge (Or cut a clean household sponge in quarters)
  9. Paper Towels

Or purchase an Express Yourself Studios' Art Kit!

The Workshop fee is $25 per household.

A Zoom meeting link will be provided 24-hours prior.

Register your family now!​

Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery.  Since 2008 it has been dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in the arts onsite, off-site and virtually.  As well as a design studio for apparelhome consumer goods and more.

​The Studio offers Pinot & PotteryCocktails & CanvasCoffee & Canvas, and Wine Glass Painting Workshops for adults and weekly Art Classes and a  Summer Art Workshop, for children; as well as hosts Private Art WorkshopsBirthday Parties and other art events throughout the year.  For more information about the studio visit www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com  or read Express Yourself Studios’ Blog to learn about the Studios’ events & happenings!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Winter Break Mini-Camp (Friday, February 18 and Monday, February 21) at Express Yourself Studios

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Make the most of your winter break, join us for Winter Break Mini-Camp (Friday, February 18 and Monday, February 21). Camp meets 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Best for children ages 6 - 11.


Create paintings using a mix of mediums (acrylics, watercolor, and pastels) and other projects using a myriad of materials (clay, printmaking & paper collages).


Register for the full session (Friday and Monday) or Drop-In for a day. https://www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com/store/p2414/Winter_Break_Mini-Camp_2022_-_Friday%2C_February_18%2C_2022_and_Monday%2C_February_21%2C_2022.html


The maximum number of in person participants is 12.  Masks required.

Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in the arts. As well as a design studio for apparel, home and consumer goods. The Studio offers Cocktails & Canvas, Coffee & Canvas, Wine Glass Painting , Pinot & Pottery and a Summer Art Workshop, as well as hosts Private Art Workshops, Birthday Parties and other art events throughout the year. For more information about the studio visit www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com or read Express Yourself Studios’ Blog at http://expressyourselfstudios.blogspot.com to learn about the Studios’ events & happenings!

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Express Yourself Studios will host its 14th annual “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art” workshop in person and virtually Saturday, January 15, 2022

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Express Yourself Studios will host its 14th annual “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art” workshop in person and virtually Saturday, January 15, 2022!  


The workshop will take place Saturday, January 15, 2022, Dr. King's actual birthday!  Join us in person between 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and virtually 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (see specific timeslots in registration).


Learn about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement through the reading of the book “A PLACE TO LAND” by Barry Wittenstein and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney .  


Then participate in an art project inspired by the book, exploring the themes of Peace, Equality, Friendship and Community.


The first 10 registrants to pre-register by Friday, January 7 will receive a copy of "A PLACE TO LAND." https://www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com/dr-martin-l-king-jr-day---january-15.html


All participants will receive a free Martin Luther King, Jr. poster (poster size may vary) by artist, teacher and activist Adam Johnson  https://www.mrjohnsonpaints.com/


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day of service, to learn more about The King Holiday visit:  https://thekingcenter.org/


Express Yourself Studios will donate $5 from each workshop fee to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.   Consider making a donation now https://cfbnj.org


The Workshop Fee is $25 per participant. Select your workshop time (via the drop down menu). Maximum of 12 participants per time slot.  Secure your spot now!


Virtual participants will receive a Zoom link and materials list upon registration.


Masks required and the submission of an electronic COVID-19 Waiver.


To register your family or group please register at least 2 - days prior. For additional information contact Express Yourself Studios 973-763-5256.


*Read/shared with permission from Penguin Random House

Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in the arts. As well as a design studio for apparel, home and consumer goods. The Studio offers Cocktails & Canvas, Coffee & Canvas, Wine Glass Painting , Pinot & Pottery and a Summer Art Workshop, as well as hosts Private Art Workshops, Birthday Parties and other art events throughout the year. For more information about the studio visit www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com or read Express Yourself Studios’ Blog at http://expressyourselfstudios.blogspot.com to learn about the Studios’ events & happenings!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Save the Date - 14th Annual “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art” workshop Slated for January 15, 2022

Express Yourself Studios will host in-person its 14th annual “Celebrate Dr. King: Explore the Dream Through Art” workshop. The workshop will take place Saturday, January 15, 2022, Dr. King's actual birthday! Join us between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (see specific timeslots in registration). 


 Learn about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement through the reading of the book “A PLACE TO LAND” by Barry Wittenstein and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney . Then participate in an art project inspired by the book, exploring the themes of Peace, Equality, Friendship and Community. The first 10 registrants to pre-register by Friday, January 7 will receive a copy of "A PLACE TO LAND." 

 All participants will receive a free Martin Luther King, Jr. poster (poster size may vary) by artist, teacher and activist Adam Johnson.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day of service, to learn more about The King Holiday visit: https://thekingcenter.org/ Express Yourself Studios will donate $5 from each workshop fee to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

 The Workshop Fee is $25 per participant. Select your workshop time (via the drop down menu). Maximum of 12 participants per time slot. Secure your spot now! 

Masks required and the submission of an electronic COVID-19 Waiver. To register your family or group please register at least 2 - days prior. For additional information contact Express Yourself Studios 973-763-5256. 


 *Read/shared with permission from Penguin Random House

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Still need gift ideas? Give the gift of art & self expression this holiday with e-gift cards from Express Yourself Studios!

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Still need gift ideas? Give the gift of art & self expression this holiday, gift e-gift cards from Express Yourself Studios make a wonderful holiday gift, buy online,
redeemable towards all classes, workshops and products offered such as Studio Saturdays, Studio Pottery, Crafty Kids, Family Art, Pinot & Pottery, Cocktails & Canvas, Wine Glass Painting, Coffee & Canvas, Express Yourself Art & Co. and more! 


Provide your gift recipient's details, their name, and an optional message. After checkout, your recipient receives an email with the dollar amount, redemption code, and your message. https://www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com/gift-certificates.html

Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in the arts. As well as a design studio for apparel, home and consumer goods. The Studio offers Cocktails & Canvas, Coffee & Canvas, Wine Glass Painting , Pinot & Pottery and a Summer Art Workshop, as well as hosts Private Art Workshops, Birthday Parties and other art events throughout the year. For more information about the studio visit www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com or read Express Yourself Studios’ Blog at http://expressyourselfstudios.blogspot.com to learn about the Studios’ events & happenings!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Create and celebrate the holidays with an art party at Express Yourself Studios

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Let’s get festive! Create and celebrate the holidays with an art party, whether it's a team building gathering for your department, a client appreciation event, an ugly sweater party, cookie exchange, or a simple friends and family get together, schedule a Holiday Paint and Sip Art Party with Express Yourself Studios!

 

Guided by one of our artists your group will paint an impressive masterpiece on canvas, create a unique, functional pottery piece from clay or design and paint a wine glass/bottle or mason jar. We provide all the materials, you have all the fun.

Art workshops are 2-hours and can be held on-site at Express Yourself Studios, off-site at a facility of your choice or virtually.

 

Learn more, 973-763-5256 Schedule now!👉🏽 https://www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com/privatecorporate-events.html

Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in the arts. As well as a design studio for apparel, home and consumer goods. The Studio offers Cocktails & Canvas, Coffee & Canvas, Wine Glass Painting , Pinot & Pottery and a Summer Art Workshop, as well as hosts Private Art Workshops, Birthday Parties and other art events throughout the year. For more information about the studio visit www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com or read Express Yourself Studios’ Blog at http://expressyourselfstudios.blogspot.com to learn about the Studios’ events & happenings!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

14 Art Projects Your Kids Can Do and 6 Ways To Display Them

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Your kid’s art projects are priceless works that you’ll want to keep and display for years to come. Not to mention, they provide timeless memories that you’ll be able to look back on every time you see them. However, sometimes it can be hard to display kid’s art in a way that matches your home’s décor. If you are looking for some fun projects that you can do with your kids while finding ways to make them look beautiful in your home, we’ve got you covered.

Artists, crafters, and studio owners across North America, from

 Columbus, WI to Victoria, BCgive their best projects and display ideas. From circle doodles to watercolor paintings, here’s what they had to share. 

14 kids art projects you can do at home 
1. Create decoupage coasters, covers, and jars

Decoupage (meaning “to cut out” in French) is a fun and versatile project to do with kids. Cut out shapes from paper, fabric, or wood and attach them to a surface using Mod Podge to glue it down. Ceramic coasters, journal covers, candles, mason jars are some ideas for Decoupage. All you need is Mod Podge, a brush, brush basin, scissors, scraps of paper, napkins, and fabric. – Jera Arts and Crafts

2. Create circle doodles 

Here’s what you’ll need to create a fun kids’ art project called circle doodles – 1 sheet of 8 ½ ” x 11” white paper or larger, a pencil, and markers. First, choose the orientation of your paper, it can be landscape or portrait. Then use a protractor to create various circles, you can draw them first in pencil or opt to create them with a marker. Next, create as many circles as you would like, but try to leave some white space. Lastly, create lines, curves, swirls, and any other shape/design you would like inside your circles. With that, you have fabulous artwork that you can display in a book. – Express Yourself Studio LLC

3. Make toilet paper roll critters

For this kid’s art project all you need are some cardboard toilet paper rolls, markers, and scissors. You can start by drawing a face on your toilet paper roll with a pencil and then coloring it in with markers. If you want to get fancy you can cut ears out of the top, fringe for hair, feet out of the bottom, or even octopus legs on the bottom. Be careful not to cut away too much of the toilet paper roll or it won’t stand up. They can easily be displayed on a windowsill or a mantel. – Outside The Box Creation

4. Do a paint by numbers kid’s art project

Kids can develop and improve their motor skills by painting their favorite animals or character by following the numbers on the canvas. Many companies provide DIY kits using both painting and diamonds that any kids from age 7 can do alone or together with you. After that, hang the final painting to show your appreciation of their hard work. – Craft Ease

5. Get creative with a watercolor painting 

Place an 8”x10” or 11”x14” watercolor or heavier drawing paper on an inexpensive washable placemat and tape all the way around the edges with masking or painter’s tape, overlapping the paper about a ¼-½ inch. Draw with markers, crayons, or oil pastels, lightly spray with water, and then paint with watercolors. Gently peel off the tape when dry to reveal a white border. Clip it on a line to display or for a real visual boost place it in any standard 8”x10” or 11”x14” sized mat or frame. – Harbor Creative Arts

6. Create a stunning tree project 

Give your young artist a 9×12 piece of construction paper and cut pieces into different shapes (for example a background wavy circle, triangles for trees). Have your child glue down the background piece, then add as many trees as they’d like. Using a marker, have them draw tree trunks and branches. For the finishing touch, add white snow by allowing your child to paint with q-tips. –  Artfully Creative Education

7. Design a DIY canvas painting

We love DIY canvas paintings because it showcases a child’s imagination. To make it more fun, create a 3D version with paint, glitter, cut-outs, and a personal photo. The best part is that it’s easy to make, supplies are readily available – one can design the painting as simple or dramatic. The canvas is a unique keepsake that displays nicely on a shelf or wall. – Plan A Day Out 


8. Trying floating donuts 

One of our favorite art projects is Floating Donuts, created by the fabulous Nic Hahn of Mini Matisse. Kids of all ages love getting to play with different art materials and the end result of this project is a saturated and vibrant painting. It looks great framed, but if you already have enough artwork on the walls, you can take a picture, and show it off on adorable products like mugs, magnets, jewelry, and key chains. – Art To Remember

9. Make a keepsake quilt 

Create a family project to preserve as a keepsake. Place all your mini quilts in rows and tape them onto a larger piece of felt backing then hang your timeless décor on a wall in your home or use it as a table decoration. – Kids & Art Foundation, an organization providing supportive art programs for children with cancer and their families

10. Involve the whole family in your artwork 

Create a family handprint by pressing each family member’s painted hands onto a piece of paper layering each handprint as you go. Alternatively, trace family members’ handprints on paper, cut them out, and glue the handprint layers one on top of the other. This creates a classic keepsake, a snapshot of your family’s hands in time, and is perfect for displaying in your home. You can hang it as is or make your artwork even more durable by transforming this handprint craft into a durable adhesive wall decal or window cling. – Arts and Bricks

11. Design a watercolor galaxy 

Watercolor paint is a great medium for kids to work with because it is very experimental and you can have a lot of fun with it. Using a cup, pencil, watercolor paint, and good quality watercolor paper, we created a circle and painted different constellations and a galaxy within. To jazz things up a bit, salt can be used to create an effect where the paint does not blend in, and so you can see how the tiny salt crystals left white areas in the galaxy painting below depicting stars. Mount your artwork onto a hard panel with spray adhesive for a more natural look, or frame it with glass. – Little Ashcan Art

12. Build holiday ornaments 

Get ready to decorate your house for the holidays by repurposing a CD into an ornament. Take a photo, card, or even an old calendar with an image you like. Trace around the CD, glue the image onto it, and finish with ribbon or yarn through the hole to display your art. – The SCRAP Gallery 

13. Use different mediums 

Fill your home with love, color, and joy with this super fun abstract art project for artists of all ages. Step 1: Fill one side of watercolor or mixed media paper with abstract marks, shapes, and colors using different materials (crayons, pastels, color pencils, watercolors). Mix and match materials to create great textures and patterns. Step 2: Once the page is filled with colors, let it dry (if applicable), then flip the page over and draw heart outlines of all sizes. Cut out all the hearts. Step 3: Choose a sheet of construction paper to match your décor or find a color that compliments your heart cutouts. Arrange the hearts and glue them down. If you would like to display in a shadow box display, you can let the hearts come off the page for a 3D effect. – Essem Art Studio

14. Draw your breath

Each child gets an Etch-Sketch. With their hands on the dials, students breathe in and breathe out drawing lines for each breath. During this whole activity, students will not take their hands off the dials, making their own lines, shapes, and creative artwork. After about 30 breath cycles, parents can hang their work on a wall as a reminder to breathe mindfully. As a bonus, this activity can be repeated again and again. All you need is an Etch-Sketch and materials for hanging. – Empowering Education

6 ways to display your kid’s art projects 

1. Create a rotating art gallery 

Choose a designated spot in your home- a bulletin board, the back of a door, or even the side of the fridge. Tell your kids it’s a rotating gallery, once new art arrives, an old piece comes down. Kids will love to have a special spot to celebrate their artwork and you will love to keep it contained and not overwhelming the rest of the house. – Creative Hearts

2. Attach with hooks and stretched canvases 

There will always be special, favorite art pieces that you display seasonally or permanently, but it’s important to also display your children’s most recent works. One great way to trade out art regularly is to use 3M hooks to create a gallery wall of 8×10 stretched canvases. These canvases are affordable, easy to hang, and easy to change to highlight your children’s newest art pieces. You can reuse the old canvases by painting over them. – The Workshop Columbus

3. Use similar floating frames to display your kid’s art projects

As the mom of three boys who came home with armloads of school art projects, my favorite solution is choosing a few of the masterpieces from each child each year and framing them in identical floating frames on one wall. The benefit of using floating frames is it can make irregular-sized and different-sized artwork all look coordinated when hung together. Our current kid’s art wall now has 4 rows of 5 framed artwork pieces and the most common comment from those who visit are, “I would have paid for that art.” – Holly Homer, Kids Activities Blog

4. Hang pictures from metal clips, bulletin boards, or frames 

Displaying your children’s artwork in your home is a great way to not only make them proud, but it can also brighten up a room and add some personality. Some of the traditional ways of doing this are hanging pictures from a string with metal clips, bulletin board displays, multi-frame room dividers, or in small frames on a picture ledge. Other more creative ways to display the artwork would be to transfer the images onto household items like blankets, pillows, and bags by utilizing Print-On-Demand (POD) sites. – Pixie Art Studio

5. Incorporate your kid’s art into your home’s function

Parents and children can create a timeless functional DIY project together that can be used to display their child’s artwork from school, along with their backpacks and coats. Have your local home improvement store cut lumber to a size that will fit your space, purchase some coat hooks, clothespins, and a small can of stain. Assemble together at home by staining the wood, adding the coat hooks, and arranging clothespins as needed for future school artwork. Then hang it vertically in high-traffic areas. Coats/backpacks can be hung and the artwork they bring home can be displayed right away on the clothespins. – The Craft Factory

6. Use twine to hold up your kid’s art projects

Here’s a fun way to display your kid’s art projects and have a project for the kids to do too. It is easy and will look awesome in any room. All you need are clothespins, paint, brushes, glitter, a ball of twine, and a couple of thumbtacks. Have the kids decorate the clothespins with paint or glitter, hang the twine with the thumbtacks and use the clothespins to hold the kid’s art projects. – Art & Music Center

 

Originally published on Redfin.com