Have an Arty Summer!

We’ve had such a fun year of learning new ideas and techniques in art class!  Why don’t you practice your skills over the summer?  Here are a few ways to keep your creativity flowing during the break:

  1.  Sketch a place you visit on vacation.  Have you ever drawn the beach, or the Rocky Mountains, or Disneyland?  Try to capture your favorite place you visit this summer with a quick pencil drawing.
  2. Sculpt an animal or building out of natural clay or sand.  Let your imagination go wild! How about creating a unicorn or a castle?  You could even buy some air-dry clay from the craft store.
  3. Photograph a beautiful summer scene to paint now or later when we’re surrounded with snow.  You can use a relative’s cell phone to snap a picture.
  4. Dream up new ideas for next year’s art projects!


Wishing you and your families a safe, happy, and blessed summer break!


Erin McKernan, Art Teacher

I am St. Aloysius School's art teacher for grades K-8. It is a joy to bring art instruction to our students.