Author: Jaree Donnelly

What Camera Should I Get?

Photo | Jaree Donnely

One of my primary art mediums is photography and as a result, I am often asked the question, “What is the best digital camera?” And my answer usually is, “The one you will use.” I don’t mean for this initial response…

God’s Eyes Project for June

Photo | Jaree Donnelly Now that school is out, you may be looking for a fun summer art project. Jaree Donnelly shows you how to make these God’s Eyes.

Camp season is upon us and we love having the Arts Barn filled with kids everyday, being creative! Still one of my favorite camp art projects is making woven God’s Eyes. You’ll need: Two sticks (either natural or popsicle –…

Easy Floral Painting Project for May

pointillist floral painting

We have had plenty of showers. Hopefully this is bringing us lots of May flowers. This month’s project is an easy painting project of fun, modern flowers—inspired by the pointillism work of Georges Seurat. You’ll need: Heavyweight multimedia paper or…

April Cherry Blossom Pillow Project

Photo | Jaree Donnelly This cherry blossom pillow is the perfect project for spring.

We have been having so much fun making this project in our Arts Barn classes that we decided to share it with everyone! It is the perfect project for the spring, especially with the trees in bloom. You’ll need: 10…

March Rainbow Project

Photo | Jaree Donnelly On St. Patrick’s Day, we think of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But the real treasure at the end of the rainbow is home.

Spring showers and rainbows are just about here! For this month’s project, it is the saying that especially caught our eye, “I went out chasing rainbows and found they always led me home.” How great is that? You could create…

February Bookmark Project

Photo | Jaree Donnelly This is the perfect craft for February, which is National Library Lover’s Month.

Happy February! This month’s art project is a simple one, but really cute for those of us that still like to curl up with a good book on a cold winter’s day. And a great way to use extra ribbon…

Rainy Day Art Project

Winter is upon us, and it is the perfect time to be creative. One of our favorite projects around the Arts Barn this time of year is to make snow globes. You will need: Glass jar with a lid Epsom…