I'm very happy to be contributing to the JCFamilies blog, as well as offering classes in Newport on Tuesdays! A little bit about me... I'm a professional illustrator and published children's author who has been teaching art to children since my college days at NYU. I specialize in crafting for children aged 3-9 years old, and love encouraging children to enjoy and have fun with art. I have an arts business in Jersey City called, "Lady Lucas", and offer adorable gifts, books and artwork to families in the Jersey City area. You can check it out online here: www.ladylucas.com. Also, if you're interested in seeing my portfolio please visit: www.ashleylucas.com.
Hope to meet you soon! ;) ~Ashley
October has just begun, and Halloween is right around the corner! My favorite holiday will soon be here, and I’m hosting a brunch this Sunday in preparation of the big day. These adorable ‘2 step’ pumpkins are the perfect table decoration for any party or event that you plan on having during the next four weeks.…Continue
I know it’s September, but I’m already thinking about Halloween non-stop! It’s never too early to start putting out some harvest pumpkin decorations in the fall, so here’s a craft that is sure to please as a centerpiece on your table, party favor for kids or even as a colorful gift!…Continue
Maybe it’s the constant news about Sharknado on TV every day…. or the many documentaries airing on cable channels this summer. Whatever it is, sharks are so big right now! Sharks are a great theme for birthday parties and play dates, and these puppets are the perfect, easy craft for a lazy summer day.
Materials you will…Continue
Here’s an adorable and easy craft you can make with the kids this summer! This is a fun take on the traditional ‘pet rock’ and can easily be made with seashells found from your next beach vacation.
In addition to these cute seashell pets, you can make great pebble pets with rounded stones…Continue