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Category Archives: Creative Play

Teaching Watercolor Makes Me a Better Artist


Written on June 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm, by

I just finished a wonderful four-day watercolor intensive. It was preceded by a month-long once a week nature journaling class offered at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.  Both were wonderful experiences for me as the guide and facilitator.  I argue that its always better to learn from someone who loves what they are teaching, especially  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Artist Resources, Beauty, Biographical, Career Development, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Exhibition, Fabulous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques, Workshops and Classes

Spring Art Classes Follow April Flowers


Written on April 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm, by

Open Studio Time ! If you are in Madison on May 1, please plan to stop by my studio at 2017 Jenifer Street between 11:00 -5:00 and see what I am up to.  I will be participating in the 6th Annual Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk. It is an annual self-guided art walk through our wonderful  Continue Reading »

Categories: art based activism, art collaboration, Art Techniques, art-science collaboration, Artist Resources, arts based environmentalism, Biographical, Career Development, climate change, Creaivity Coaching, Creative Play, Creativity, Creativity Coaching, environmental art, Exhibition, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Watercolor activism, Workshops and Classes

Carew, Klebesadel, and Torres share their art at the Opera House Art Gallery Sept. 6th


Written on August 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm, by

Join us for an exhibition of Recent Artworks by Kelty Crew, Helen Klebesadel, and Danny Torres at the Opera House Art Gallery Second Floor at 115 East Main Street, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin (No Elevator) Hosted by Nancy Howard, owner September 6-November 3, 2014 Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 6, 2:30-5:00 VERY brief artists talks 3:00    Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Creative Play, environmental art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Artists! An Opportunity to Exhibit and Share Your Tiny Treasures


Written on May 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm, by

Create, Compete, and Participate with Your Tiny Art One of the real pleasures I receive as a part of my day job as Director of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) with the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, is working with the Wisconsin Regional Artist Association (WRAA) in supporting the creative work of other artists.   Continue Reading »

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Artist Resources, arts leadership, Charity, Creative Play, donating art, Fundraising, Inspiration, On-Line sales, Plein air Painting, This and That

The Memory Cloth Collective: Stitches in Time – “Meant to Be”, April 15- May 11, 2014


Written on April 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm, by

  An exhibition The Memory Cloth Collective: Stitches in Time – “Meant to Be” is currently on display at the Lakeside Coffee House at 402 W Lakeside Street in Madison, WI until May 11, 2014.  This is a wonderful exhibition of non-traditional fiber works that have grown out of  weekly sewing sessions  session focused on  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Biographical, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Fiber arts. Fabric design, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Hungry for Art: The Process of Turning the Negative to Positive


Written on July 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm, by

  I just spent a blissful week of teaching, learning, and expanding my circle of inspiration sources with eleven other wonderful women artists who participated in my ‘Watercolor From The Center’ workshop at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Art Center near Spring Green Wisconsin. Some participants were first-time painters, others were experienced artists and teachers  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Art Techniques, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, giclee prints, Inspiration, Watercolor, Women Artists, Workshops and Classes

The ‘Wright’ place to learn the art of watercolor


Written on July 6, 2012 at 3:05 am, by

Study of Jamie's Dahlia, 8x11, watercolor, ©2012 Helen Klebesadel

I am just back from an enjoyable weekend teaching my workshop, Watercolor: a Fresh Start, at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed  Wyoming Valley School Cultural Art Center to a wonderful group of creative learners.  The WVS is just 40 miles west of Madison and six miles from Spring Green, Wisconsin in the heart of the Wisconsin River  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art and technology, Biographical, Creative Play, Fablous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts, Workshops and Classes

The high art of visibility: How I am learning to use social media to promote my art


Written on February 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm, by

There are lots of different ways for an artist to approach developing an on-line presence and build a social media network to bring visibility to their art. Developing a social media network is really developing an electronic way to stay in touch with people you know, and to meet and build relationships with others who share your interests.

Categories: art and technology, Career Development, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, On-Line sales, Promotional Materials, Social networking, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Watercolor

Painting 'Plein Air' Watercolors and Creating Visual Memories


Written on December 26, 2011 at 2:34 am, by

Why plein air (open air) paint? If you have never taken the time to sit and stare at where a ridge meets the sky or how a branch attaches to the trunk of a tree, or how a hillside reflects in a lake, I encourage you to put all fear aside and go for it. If you do you could discover that the experience of careful observation is satisfying in itself and that it is aided by trying to record it as a visual memory.

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Creative Play, Fabulous Artists, Inspiration, Plein air Painting, Watercolor

The Art of the Little Free Library: Its Always The Season To Read


Written on November 23, 2011 at 6:44 am, by

One-of-a-kind artist painted Little Free Libraries will be on display at the Story Pottery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin for the month of December. The non-profit Little Libraries project promotes reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world.

Categories: Activist Art, art collaboration, Creative Play, donating art, Fundraising, This and That