Website Updated – FINALLY!

It’s About Time… I’ve been so busy with so many other art ventures that I have neglected my own public face on the web – my website! Part of the reason for this is that I had huge aspirations for how I wanted to design it and lay everything out. Those plans would have been Read More

Habit #3: Put First Things First

Inspiration from Piet Mondrian “I wish to approach truth as closely as possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental qualities of objects.” – Piet Mondrian As a founder of the Neoplasticism movement (also called De Stijl), Mondrian’s artistic focus was on the most basic elements. He rejected the notion of subjects Read More

Habit #2: Begin With the End in Mind

Inspiration from Pablo Picasso “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain one when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso was talented from a very young age, and as the quote above indicates, he struggled to make a lifelong career out of his art. Although his life (showed in his art) Read More

Habit #1: Be Proactive

Inspiration from Claude Monet “No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.” – Claude Monet A proactive person can be described as someone who takes control of situations through preparation, rather than responding to them after-the-fact. Monet did this Read More

The Leader in Me

The 7 Habits? I was first introduced to the 7 Habits many years ago, when I was attending a Financial Peace University class at my local church, but at that time I was more focused on getting my family budget in order than I was on analyzing every detail of my everyday actions. When my workplace, Heritage Read More

YouTube – Mr. New’s Art Class

Mr. New is a YouTuber Welcome to Mr. New’s Art Class; it’s wonderful to see all of your smiling faces today! That’s the tagline I use when my classes begin, so I may as well carry it over to my new YouTube channel, Mr. New’s Art Class. Over the past few months, I have begun preparing Read More

2016 Summer Mural at Heritage

Encouraging Patriotism Students attending Heritage Elementary School now have a new landmark to spark their creativity – and their patriotism. This summer (2016), muralist Noel Newquist was tasked with creating an image that would express a love of country and appreciation for those who serve. Residing in the center stairway of the school, this 200+ sq. Read More

Heritage Beautification Project Continues

Choosing a Theme When the second grade teachers at Heritage Elementary School started concocting a plan for beautifying the student restroom in their hallway, they asked the students to vote on their favorite books to use as inspiration for the new artwork. The winning selection: the Magic Tree House series, by Mary Pope Osborne. Making Read More

Heritage Art Room Gets New Paint Job

The color wheel is one of the most important tools that artists use to aid in the decision-making process. So, when I began plans for painting my art classroom, I naturally looked here first. What would be the perfect color or group of colors? Read More

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