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Kerry, Daughter's Carissa and Lara and my mother Yvonne

Photos by my friend Hope Harris from my mother's 95th Birthday and Lara when she graduated from UCD!

 

My doggies, Basil (went to Heaven 2016) and Amber

   

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Kerry's 2013 Head of the Port Tee shirt and Poster design for her rowing club, RCRC

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Kerry's Philosophy on Teaching Art

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING

2017 SUMMER ART CAMP

I have been my mother's (Yvonne) caregiver for several years. Although she is doing quite well for almost 97 years old, I've decided to stay close by and teach my 2017 summer program in my studio at our home in East Sacramento instead of my on-location classes .

I've set up Four exciting week-long classes beginning the week of July 10. Since the classes are in my home studio, the class size will be six maximum for either morning or the afternoon sessions. My summer program is open to ages 7 to Adult, which allows parents to join their children. Or if you are an adult and like to be around a mixed age group, come and join the fun!

SUMMER STUDIO ART CAMP

ADULT AND OLDER TEEN (14 and up) ART PROGRAM

PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

SATURDAY CLASSES

See recent art from my students and some from me on Instagram @ kerrys_art

 

To Register for any class Please call Kerry at office: 916-455-8994 or cell: 916-416-0399 or E-mail

Go Green! E-mail me and have my art program e-mailed to you!

Please include your  name, child's name and age, address, phone and e-mail address you want to use.

 

Brings Tears to my Eyes

by Kerry

 

 

Sacred Heart Church

When I was commissioned to paint this, I sat across the street on the first day and sketched in pencil the Church. I then began the trees on the right. When I was finishing the tops of the trees, rays of sunlight radiated out. Perfect, I thought. The second day I began inking the image and the same thing happened. When I got to the top of the trees sunlight radiated out!

After I completed the painting, one of my younger art students asked, "Where are the cars?" I told him I wanted it to be timeless. When his father came to pick him up and he saw the painting, he said, "That's great you left out the cars."

For several years this painting was on the cover of their weekly bulletin until the church landscape was remodeled.

I have a few limited edition prints left. Please contact me if you are interested.

 

Darrel and Jim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Photos by Kerry Van Dyke

"It is a classic summer rite of passage for East Sac youngsters: taking Kerry Van Dyke's oil-painting class in the Rose Garden at McKinley Park."
Inside East Sacramento, June 2001

 

About Kerry, her art and Art School, Kerry's Art

History

I was born and raised in Sacramento and my parents were my role models.

My father was an architect, artisan, hobbyist and loved the outdoors. When I was four he built a full-size speed boat and cabin cruiser out of wood in our backyard for our family. He also built four other cabin cruisers on commission. One of his life-long hobbies was constructing model airplanes from scratch. He was a hunter, angler (stream), trail rider (he built his own Tote-Goat, which was an American made trail bike), panned and dredged for gold and learned to fly a glider.

My mother was a gifted pianist and avid reader. Her piano teacher encouraged her to become a professional. Several years later in 1940 however, she was married and instead became a wonderful mother, choosing to stay home with her children. Fortunately, for us, we grew up listening to all the classics, like Beethoven and Chopin that she played for us. She also dabbled in oils when we were on our yearly camping trips.

  

I feel blessed that both my parents many talents influenced and shaped my life. My father was adventurous, project oriented (he completed virtually everything he started) and was always creating something. My mother was loving, a wonderful soulful pianist and a generous, supportive friend to everyone.

When I was very little, around the age of four or five in the late 1950's, I started drawing. One day my mother bought me a how-to draw animal book when I was six. I carefully followed the directions of creating the ovals and other shapes and then erased the unwanted parts as they suggested to finish the drawing of a dog. Afterwards, I thought it was silly to have to make shapes that were not there and then erase unnecessary lines or curves. Why don't I just draw what I see? I then finished all the animals by just copying the final images in the book. Later, at the age of nine, I was very pleased when I was drew an exact copy of a stylized dear and owl image from a book. I've always loved to draw! 

My mother let me use her oil painting kit to paint my first picture when I was thirteen. I chose the cover of one of her mystery novels that she was reading at the time. It happened to be a hand protruding up out of a swamp. Mixing colors was always a fulfilling challenge and came to me naturally.  

I continued my art education though high school and received a degree of Fine Art and Graphic Art at Sacramento City College. After which, I worked, married and had two beautiful daughters. When they were little, just four and seven in 1986, I wanted to stay home with them rather than go away to work. My friend who was a pianist and piano teacher suggested I teach art and I could start by teaching out of her home as she did her piano students.  

Not long after, I decided to use my father's workshop to teach my art classes where my mother still resided. Unfortunately, he had passed away after open-heart surgery when he was only fifty-nine. A few years later, after my divorce and I moved in with my mother, my classes continued to grow. This year, 2016 marks my 30th year of teaching!

 




Check out Kerry's Elk on Parade project done over the summer of 2002.

Over the years, Kerry's Art classes have been featured on several local news broadcasts and in the Sacramento Bee. An article in "Inside East Sacramento" said, "It is a classic summer rite of passage for East Sac youngsters: taking Kerry Van Dyke's oil-painting class in the Rose Garden at McKinley Park." June 2001 issue, pg. 15, "Teaching Kids to Paint".
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See Kerry's pen and ink renderings of the homes showcased in the Sacred Heart home tour for the years 2001-2003. Her watercolors of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Anthony's Parish are on the cover of their weekly bulletins.

  

           Saint Anthony's Parish              

 

   Our Lady of the Assumption

 

More Fine Art by Kerry

CLASSES, INSTRUCTION OFFERED AND STUDENT PHOTO GALLERY

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION!

 

ADULT AND OLDER TEEN ART PROGRAM

SATURDAY CLASSES

SUMMER SESSION

2013-14 SUMMER ART CAMP PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTO GALLERY OF ADULT AND OLDER TEEN'S

2012 SUMMER ART PHOTO GALLERY

2010 SUMMER ART PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTO GALLERY OF STUDENT'S ART WORK FROM SUMMER ART CAMPS

Adult and Older Teen Program

Beginners Welcome! Small classes with personal mentoring.


Open studio setting - choose your medium and art project and Kerry will help you complete it, step-by-step!


*Morning classes run from September through June every year and break for my summer on-location oil painting.


To Register for any class Please call Kerry at 916-455-8994 or Cell: 916-416-0399 or e-mail

Private to Semi-Private Lessons

For Children,Teens or Adults

Kerry offers a one-on-one personalized programs.

Team up with her to discuss your artistic goals and Kerry will create a lesson plan to achieve those goals.

See above Adult and Older Teen Program for a list of mediums and skills to choose from.

To Register for any class Please call Kerry at 916-455-8994 or e-mail

Saturday Classes

For Children,Teens or Adults

Saturday classes are pretty much ongoing. Sometimes, I will cancel a class if needed. See above Adult and Older Teen Program for a list of mediums and skills to choose from. You can email me or call 916-455-8994 to check availability.

PHOTO GALLERY - Scroll down to see it all!

In Memory of Joyce Zanze October 14, 1929 - September 19, 2010

Joyce's last painting "Waterfall" - completed September 7, 2010We will miss her so much.


SOME OF MY ADULT STUDENT'S WORK!

Ellen (3) and Karen Left to Right  Susan (3), Kim and Brigit On the far right, we turned on the fan to get the full effect of Carol's self portrait!   

                       



Click to see more Student Work