Spring and Summer Art Classes


I wanted to let you know some exciting news. I’ll be teaching some great art classes soon!

I’m teaching a class called ‘Drawing What You See’, at Crow Arts Manor from June 8th to July 20th. That’s wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 pm, and it runs for 6 weeks. It’s 90 dollars for the whole series. It’ll be awesome and educational fun! I’ve included the class description below.

Please sign up through the Crow Manor website (http://www.crowmanor.org/schedule-of-classes).
I’m also working on a schedule of classes that will be held this summer at Switchyard Studios.

Class topics will include Drawing, Acrylic Painting Methods, Collage and Assemblage, Color for Kids, Creative Little Container Gardens.

Please let me know if you are interested in any of these classes, and I’ll let you know what the schedule looks like. As it stands they will be happening on weekends and tuesdays, wednesdays, and fridays this summer. I love teaching a wide age range (ages 3 to 103), so please tell anyone you know who’s searching for summer art education.

Thank you for your support. I hope to see you soon.

Love! Katie

Crow Arts Manor! http://www.crowmanor.org/
June 8th-July 20th

Katie Simpson Spain: Drawing What You See

This course will help you develop your observational drawing skills. With a focus on drawing exercises that help connect our eyes and hands. This class is suitable for newer artists and those who just need some practice. The class will work on exercises that are designed to hone your ability to draw what you see and will help you communicate visually. The course will explore line, composition, space, light and shadow, and other important aspects of drawing. The goal of this class is to improve your drawings by giving you the skills and the tools you need to think visually from start to finish.


3 poems for springtime

Here are 3 poems I found in looking for stuff to talk to kids about. Bugs are one of my favorite topics… so I found these haiku by Matsuo Basho, from Japan in the 1600s .

A caterpillar,
this deep in fall –
still not a butterfly.

April’s air stirs in willow-leaves…
a butterfly
floats and balances.

The butterfly is perfuming
it’s wings in the scent
of the orchid.

Happy spring!

The youngest people are often the most interesting!

Hello public who I may or may not know.

I just subbed for the first time at New Day School. Yes! Teaching the young kids again! I am so excited about this.

It was awesome! New Day is a great place. I’m really happy to be able to be a part of it, as much as I can be.

I just did a partial day, and only for the end of the day, outside time. Today was beautiful and sunny! Their yard is fabulous, lots of different areas for exploration and interaction. Swings, a sandbox, a garden area, an area with sticks! Lots of choices besides that, actually.

I just wanted to say that.

I’m excited about it.

The universe continues to be wonderful. With all of the bugs in the sandbox and everything.