Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ballantyne Framing moving on Saturday

new-design-area-2-300x191Ballantyne Framing & Art has long been known as New Bern’s best custom framing shop. They have been in business for over thirty years.
For a few precious years, Bear Hands Art Factory was blessed to have the ladies from Ballantyne working with us. Now we applaud them as they re-create Ballantyne  Framing & Art, and change locations to 220 Craven Street. 
Maggie framing
Mary Kay, Mary Anne, and Maggie plan to move the business this Saturday. They will all be designing and framing and at the new shop, and Maggie will continue teaching her beginning oil and acrylic classes.
Many frame shops will send your order out to another location for the cutting of the molding and still another for the mat. Ballantyne does all of the work by hand in their building. This means that your art work is stored securely at one location, that the molding will be cut perfectly to fit, and that trained qualified experts are the only people who work on your order.
mar12-001-300x225Bear Hands Art Factory will always highly recommend Ballantyne Framing & Art. There is no one else we trust to create beautiful, quality frames every single time.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kids Have a Blast in Art Projects Camp!

Here are some great pictures of our students doing awesome art projects last week!

On day one, we painted the New Bern Skyline on canvas with acrylic paints!

During the week, we also made "leaf" reliefs with india ink, chalk, and real leaves!

My students often got up and shared their work with the rest of the class, here, they share their comic book stories!

On Thursday, we painted our own version of Starry Night!

Making Fish Prints on Friday!

And now, for the wildest art project in history...

Sometimes we just cant contain our excitement about art class

Splatter painting outside!

We all agreed that this was a pretty awesome project!

Don't worry, we used washable paint!

Jackson Pollock Style

Showing off our artwork!

All of the art Projects camps will be a little bit different! Check out our schedule of classes!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Art Projects Camp: Day One

My talented students show off their unique paintings on the first day of summer art camp! We each added a special element to our paintings. Some people added birds, some added trees, and others added fireworks! we had flags, jumping fish, and airplanes! (My class enjoyed the painting so much, that they asked if we could do another painting later in the week!)

I spent some time teaching the students about proper care of brushes and art tools. We learned how to care for our brushes and markers. We also spent some time presenting our work to the class and sharing our thoughts on our work. Other members of the class offered their own opinions and shared what they liked about each individual painting. 

At the end of class, we learned different ink pen doodling techniques, and integrated colored pencils with ink pen doodles. 

~Hannah Mathiot, Art Teacher

Sign up for our next summer Art Projects class: June 24-28!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Girl Scouts of Pamlico visit Bear Hands

The Girl Scout troop of Pamlico County visited our store on Sunday to earn their Painting Badges!
We did two projects with the scouts.

 Our first project was a collaborative mural. Each girl drew, designed, and painted a different section of a tree. The best part about this mural is that it never has to be finished! They can add to it any time with friends, family, other girl scouts, or on their own. All of the branches go off the page, so this tree filled with birds can continue to grow in any direction!

Next, we learned how to portray emotions my using colors and patterns. Each girl drew the face of an animal and then created emotion (energy, excitement, happiness) by using color and movement! In this "Hands on" experiment, they also discovered that you don't need traditional brushes to create beautiful paintings. Finger painting is not just for toddlers! The girls used their fingers to paint, and Q-tips for details and texture. 

(and mom joined in for fun with her angry shark)

I was so proud of the awesome paintings that these girls created! They were such a blessing to work with!

~Hannah Mathiot
Art Teacher