Archive | February, 2011

RECAP-MFTA Stencil workshop

26 Feb

For those of you who attended the stencil workshop last night know how great it was- for those who didn’t peep the flicks to get a sense of how much fun it was! Thanks to the WHOLE MFTA STAFF who really helped make it happen!!! The MFTA team is a great, efficient and positive organization to work with. They also know how to have fun! SO refreshing…

loved these letters.
beto getting his detailed sketch in- it looked so great!

Joe and Koveus engaged in the process.

tedious tedious cutting.

this design was awesome!

Claudia and Jess working out ideas with some of the stencils.

finished cutting, wanting to keep it clean for the first test run…

so much energy with great designs- nice meeting you Yulsan!

Nat from MFTA smiling and being my go to person the whole class.

LOVE THIS PIECE!

This is great how she really experimented with textures- SO GREAT!

TALENTED MARTHALICIA cuts her first stencil- where’s Wesley? Probably snapping away with the camera…

Love loop- I love love love the dollar bill she printed that says love on a one dollar bill. it reads ONE LOVE..

this feels like a stencil you would see in NYC.

I want this on my t- shirt!

can you believe this is his first stencil? good job!

big smiles, great positive energy..

I know all about the headaches Joe…

JONATHAN!!!! awesome vibe from this kid- he did a great job keeping that GRAFF flavor that we oh so LOVE!!!

THE WHOLE TEAM- oh and theres wesley with his hand in the frame snapping away- I LOVE U WESLEY!!

THANKS TO ALL THE FOLKS WHO CAME THROUGH TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AND LEARN HOW TO MAKE STENCILS- IT WAS GREAT FUN!!! MORE PICS ON MFTA’S SITE COMING SOON!

MFTA STENCIL ARTS WORKSHOP- 2.24.11 from 7-9

22 Feb

MFTA presents a Stencil making workshop by YOURS TRULY…

Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 7-9, FREE!!!

Materials for the Arts 33-00 Northern Blvd 3rd floor LIC NY 11101

Please see flyer below and pass onto your friends:)

YOUTH ART WORKSHOP 2.13.11

14 Feb

Working hard to create their cityscape collages out of recycled materials.

Brittan with her finished collage- looks great. She was my student since grade 5 at St. Aloysius School. Great artist, great kid!

Anabel gracefully shows her collage:) I have also known Anabel since 5th grade- she was always such a great artist. So good to see u sweets!

My niece Noa gets down to create a beautiful collage. She goes to the same school I went to as a kid, sometimes I picture her sitting in the same art room making art like I did at that age.

Mayo with big smiles after completing her collage. Mayo is a student at the school I teach at now (Manhattan Country School). She is a great student and artist- always a pleasure working with her.

REINAAAAA looks so proud of her great collage! Reina comes to all my painting events and usually helps me with fill ins or ust creates art next to me. Great kid with so much positivity around her!

Rehana is definitely a superstar, with her ability to create a mood through her very dramatic expressions…. She is also a student at MCS and I LOVE working with her. GREAT COLLAGE.

Alexis is my niece and she really explored with the materials in this collage. So much great energy! I LOVE IT:)

JENNIFER- I forgot to take a pic of her finished piece with her but she WAS AMAZING. SHe is definitely an artist. She attends HS of Art & Design and this is our first time working together. ABSOLUTELY LOVED meeting her- her curiosity and acceptance of things was so refreshing!

Liza and Luna came to nibble on some of the munchies and hang out while we were creating:) LUNA needs to participate soon too, as soon as she can cut!

My sister and Alexis hanging on the couch after finishing collage. THANKS FOR ALL UR HELP SIS!!! LOVE U!

ALL THE KIDS SHOW OFF THEIR WORK IN THE STUDIO. They all had one thing in common- they love art and they know I love sharing art processes with them. They have a fine appreciation for art and I really look forward to watching them grow to see how successful they become in the future. THEY ARE OUR FUTURE and Im so blessed to be part of their growing experiences.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO DID AN AMAZING JOB….. looking forward to seeing you again soon!

MADE WITH LOVE:)

11 Feb

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!!

Hope you and  your loved one have a beautiful warm Valentine’s Day filled with love! Check out some Valentine’s Day treats to send your loved one…

MADE WITH LOVE Natural Handmade Soap & DIY Necklace kit- Natural handmade shea butter soap made with love by yours truly with a lavender fragrance. A perfect Valentine’s Day gift, it’s also a DIY (do it yourself) necklace kit. Wooden beads and string are included as part of this set so your loved one can create their own necklace.

 

Limited edition series of I LOVE U prints in black or pink.

Please email me at amfilesnyc@gmail.com if interested- I can ship in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

MFTA STENCIL ARTS WORKSHOP- 2.24.11 from 7-9

8 Feb

MFTA presents a Stencil making workshop by YOURS TRULY…

Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 7-9, FREE!!!

Materials for the Arts 33-00 Northern Blvd 3rd floor LIC NY 11101

Please see flyer below and pass onto your friends:)

SNOW DATE- MFTA MURAL PROJECT 2.3.11 from 6-9pm

2 Feb

Hey all,

Due to last weeks snow storm the MFTA mural project unveiling was postponed to this week. Please come thru and check it out!!!

Please join us for an opening reception at:

Materials for the Arts on February 3, 2011 from 6-9 to check out the Mural Project.

Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Bisy, Cece Carpio, Cern, Clark, Crystal Clarity, Erotica, Free5, Marthalicia Matarrita, Noxer, Rimx

Materials for the Arts/ 33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd floor, Long Island City, NY 11101