Saturday, July 10, 2021

July 2 at Front Street in Dayton

 July 2 at Front Street in Dayton

I did my first chalk art for Front Street Galleries in downtown Dayton on Friday night July 2. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to go do it because I had just finished my 4th of July Driveway chalk art that morning and I would be tired, but I wasn't. I made a spur of the moment design idea change to July 4th Gnomes!

Because of the rough surface, I used my biggest chalks. I was finished in less than an hour!And because it was in the evening it was shaded!




2021 Fourth of July Driveway Artwork

2021 Fourth of July Driveway Artwork

I almost thought I wouldn't be able to do my driveway chalk art for the fourth of July this year because I had been raining so much. But the rain did finally break in the evening on July 1st and I was able to do it! I started it late Thursday July 1st in the evening and finished it before lunch on Friday July 2nd. 

I decided to enter my artwork for the Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival "Spirit of Americana Patriot Award." I didn't win but I got a nice certificate for participating!


Here is the finished product and my design below.

I actually started it on Thursday night and finished it on Friday morning. 

Didn't take too long! Finished by lunch on Friday!

Chalking Class @ Middletown Art Center

 Chalking Class @ Middletown Art Center

June 30-July 1

I had the opportunity to teach a workshop on chalk art for teens at the Middletown Art Center in Middletown Ohio it was my first class post COVID

The kids did a great job! Unfortunately is was raining both days, so we couldn't do our chalk art outside. Instead we worked inside! On the second day we even worked on the floor to give them the feeling of working on the ground. They came up with some fantastic art!

First day was spent at tables creating a design.
Then we moved to the floor to work on our chalk art!

Some were able to work under the cover out front of the building.

They created some really nice artworks!

She is wearing her chalk art!