Fine Art School’s El Dorado Paint & Wine Event is a Success!!

by Margaret Ames

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The Fine Art School in the Pines second Paint and Palette Event at Crystal Basin Cellars Winery brought out big smiles once more, including Cathy Zuber, from the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, whose enthusiasm and impressive artistic style reflected well the fun and creativity of the event. With expert instruction by Dennis Von…



Happy Birthday, Kyle A. Carrozza, The Creator of The Mighty Magisword!

by Margaret Ames

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Thea Cinnamon was commissioned by John Berry, nephew and story board artist at Cartoon Networks, to create an action pose of Prohyas who is one of the major characters in the cartoon. She worked on the sculpture at The Fine Arts School In The Pines and flew down last weekend to deliver the sculpture to…



Candling Your Sculptures Before Firing

by Margaret Ames

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In ceramics, candling refers to the process of slowly heating up the kiln and ware inside the kiln in order to dry the work.  The temperature is 200F degrees which is just below boiling point.  It is the water pockets, not air pockets that cause explosions of sculptures.  When water boils, it turns into a…



Quadruplets Plus One Make Five

by Margaret Ames

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The Fine Arts School In The Pines staff would like to introduce five talented students: Josie, Hannah, Abby Rain, Bethany, and Garrett who are all exceptional artists. It will be thrilling to see how these youngsters cultivate their art. They are already so gifted. They are well behaved students with a passion for art. What…



SUPPORT THE FINE ARTS & GET 70% OFF MOTHER’S DAY CARDS AND MORE!

by Margaret Ames

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Give a Mother’s Day greeting that Supports Creativity! Come buy your greeting cards at the Fine Arts School in the Pines! Mother’s Day – Graduation – Congratulations – Birthday – Thank You  and more…. All proceeds go to support the Fine Art School in the Pine’s continued effort to make quality fine art instruction affordable…



When a Young Child Is a Philanthropist

by Margaret Ames

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It is heartwarming to see young children have altruistic concerns about the community and want to take action in their own way. Last week, nine year old Clara Fennell came in with money she found. Immediately, she thought of the Fine Art School In The Pines and wanted to donate the money. We are already…



Fine Arts School In The Pines Art Quote of the Week – Leonardo da Vinci

by Margaret Ames

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“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. ” Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born in Tuscany Italy April 15, 1452 and died May 2, 1519. He was interested in many things. Da Vinci was well known as a painter and inventor but had other interests such as sculpting,…



GOLD PANNER NEWSPAPER SUPPORTS THE FINE ARTS IN EL DORADO COUNTY!

by Margaret Ames

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The ownership of the Gold Panner Newspaper in Placerville, CA sincerely cares about their community and have impressed us with their true appreciation of the importance and value of having art programs available for residents! They have generously agreed to help the Fine Arts School in the Pines reach the El Dorado community through sponsoring…



The Fine Art School In The Pines Has Another Art Quote for our Readers!

by Margaret Ames

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“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” Auguste Rodin It is with this quote that you can see that he did capture emotion and you can feel what he was trying to portray through his figurative work. Auguste Rodin, also known as Francois Auguste Rene Rodin, was…