Summer Aartz 2015

July 23rd, 2015
Summer Aartz 2015

It has been my pleasure every summer for the past 12 years, to share creative processes with students ages 7 to 17 in my Summer Aartz Camps. It works wonderfully well to have a wide range of ages in the group. The older kids forge ahead with their own interpretation of the projects but usually […]

Whirlwind of Art: Summer Aartz

July 4th, 2013
Whirlwind of Art: Summer Aartz

Parents ask how it happens. How So many children walk out of my studio at the end of four jam-packed days of  Summer Aartz camp with SO much wonderful art. The answer is that it isn’t hard and it isn’t easy. But it is intense. I have students from ages 7-17. The common denominator is […]

I am moving my Studio!!!!

August 8th, 2011
Liza in Granary Studio

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney GROAN! I am moving! But it’s the grunt work of the move that is daunting. The editing and decision making and tossing of things that once seemed indispensable! Once that’s done […]

What is Success? Part One: Success in Teaching in the Arts

April 28th, 2011
blue ribbon

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~Margaret Drabble I’ve had my share of wins in my two professions: art and teaching. Artist friends are often disbelieving that I keep on teaching, and put so much time into it. Teaching colleagues don’t understand why I am driven to still do all-nighters to finish work for […]

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

April 10th, 2010
Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

So wanna come hang out in my studio for a week and make art?