Meet Watercolorist Karen Faulkner

February 12, 2015 Uncategorized 2 Comments

As an art teacher, I am fully aware of how tricky watercolor pigments can be to handle without muddying. Some simply…

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Product Review – Art Knives

January 23, 2015 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Art knives may be used instead of paint brushes to mix and apply acrylic and oil paint to a surface such…

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Solène Le Van Interview

My students, family and friends know I am a champion of under represented composers whose authentic and exquisite works need to…

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Ruby Vickers • Student of the Month Interview

Pastimes For A Lifetime is launching a Student Interview blog series honoring dedicated art and piano students who make the creative…

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John Salmon, Pastimes for a Lifetime Blog

“Add On Bach” • John Salmon on Taking Liberties with J.S. Bach

I first learned of Professor John Salmon of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, back in June 2014. He emailed…

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Student Artists Create Paintings for Peacock Foundation

Earlier this month, my fellow Rotarian and friend Lisa Peacock asked me for a special favor with a tight deadline. Here’s…

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A Night at the Art Studio, fundraiser for CoachArt

A Night at the Art Studio • Supporting CoachArt, Helping Chronically Ill Children & Their Families

September 8, 2014 Art, Blog, Featured, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Pastimes for a Lifetime Art & Piano School is proud to announce its first annual fundraising event for CoachArt, an organization…

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Bossa Nova • Music Appreciation 101

Ever since my dad first played his Cal Tjader’s Soul Sauce LP on the hi-fi he built back in the early…

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2014 Student Art Showcase – A Big Success

May 13, 2014 Art, Blog, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Pastimes for a Lifetime’s Mother’s Day Weekend Student Art Showcase was a big success. Students ages 7 to 80+ exhibited their…

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Tribute to Morten Lauridsen Concert

It was a pleasure and privilege to attend tonight’s concert, marking the 50th year of collaboration between the Los Angeles Master…

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