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
Groundhog Day is coming up this week on February 2, 2015. Here’s an easy and fun craft to make with the kids over the weekend that celebrates the story behind the holiday.…Continue
I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is less than a month away (February 14, 2015)! This is a great craft to make now and save as a gift to give out to teachers and sweethearts in February.
A note before you begin about the materials listed below; most large craft…Continue
Back when I was teaching art classes at Montessori school, I always loved creating a craft with the children for Chinese New Year. I think because of my love of animals, I always enjoyed the thrill of finding out what ‘animal of the year’ it was. 2015 is the year of the sheep or ram. Sheep are such a cute and cuddly animal, it seems almost too easy for kids to…Continue
Happy December! Moms, here’s an arts & crafts project children of any age can enjoy! Display these snowmen around the house this month, or use them as adorable gift tags. Either way, they’ll be a hit and add something extra cute to your holiday decor.