Summer Schedule for SWart Studio!

Summer Schedule for SWart Studio!

Steven’s summer schedule of classes has finally been released and registration info can be found in catalogs for the Brookline Arts Center and Brookline Adult & Community Education, or online. Steven’s already begun planning and collaborating for some exciting classes … Continue reading

Painting and Wheel Throwing Demos by Steven Derrick!

Steven Derrick, Artist At WorkThe Brookline Arts Center has asked that I give a ceramic wheel throwing demo during its Open Studios, Saturday, April 26th. I’ll also be giving a brief demo of my technique and unique approach to painting from noon to 1pm! I’m looking forward to sharing what I love to do with the local community, everyone is welcome!

Happy holidays and new year!

Teens participating in a gingerbread house challenge!

I cannot believe the year is wrapping up so quickly, but I probably say that this time annually. I’m looking forward to completing a third painting of my Heroines collection next week and I was pleased with the gingerbread house competition that served for the last class of Culture for Change of 2013. Happy holidays!

Jagwar Ma – “Man I Need”

Be sure to hit “Like” on the website’s Facebook tab to check out the various music videos that are playing in my classroom or inspiring my work. I prefer to stay away from today’s Top 40 and a little jazz or classical mixed with play gems from the ’60s-’90s or current independent artists that students don’t regularly hear. I especially like artists from other countries, not played on American radio. I’m constantly posting songs on Facebook that create a week’s playlist, helping me to establish a fun and creative environment in the art room ( or “studio-classroom”, as I call it.)

Jagwar Ma is the latest band I’ve been turned onto. For more of their music, checkout their page on SoundCloud!

End of Winter Term

Greenware, bisqueware, and glazeware, collectively. 5th Grade.

The winter term has wrapped up in public school and slowly at the art center where I teach afternoons. This week has been a perfect week for me to reflect on students’ progress by reviewing past lessons and projects since mid-January. As a whole it seems everyone’s had fun and learned quite a bit. I’m pleased with the successes had then till now.

6th Grader working intently on his comic book.

I get ‘a little’ excited talking about art.