Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The first Friday Art Night for Teens at the Corvallis Public Library went very well. There were about 8-10 students that showed up to participate. The project was to create a "self portrait" and we went over some examples of non-traditional self portraits in which sometimes the artist is depicted as an animal, or is framed partially out of the picture, etc. The goal was finding that self expression and finding a way to express your personality through your picture. We also played some blind portrait drawing games where you can't look down at your paper as well as some collage group art work where we passed the paper around and each student added something new. Here are a few snapshots I took during the projects.
This Winter's Drawing Classes made some really fabulous work!
"Cubism" project inspired by Picasso- students drew a subject of choice and cut it up and re-assembled it any way they wanted to create a fragmented and "cubist" style image. This project took the pressure off from the drawing itself as students knew they were going to cut it up at the end. There were some really interesting results and the process of experimentation was great!
The Self Portrait Project as always was a great project and students met the challenge beautifully. Students were able to study the details of faces and learn through the process that shifting even the tiniest detail can affect the look of the whole face. We also learned about using charcoal and students were able to experiment with blending and shading with this medium.
Monday, August 22, 2016
|Figuring out shapes: Students practiced breaking down objects into shapes and created value charts to use for shading reference.|
|Picasso's "Boy with a Pipe" gender flipped by Josie|
|Van Gogh's "Portrait of a Woman" modernized by hoodie, By Kassia|
|Van Gogh's "Old Man with Top Hat" and charcoal by Jaxon|
|Frida Kahlo photograph and pencil By Ruby|
|Caravaggio's "Boy with a Basket of fruit"also gender flipped by Lexi|
|"Bucky Barnes" By Lily|
The summer highlight was a field trip to Heartland Humane Society where students drew cats, dogs, rabbits and birds! They did not want to leave ;)
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Summer Classes at Diana Rose Studio are in full swing and I wanted to share some great projects from the Clay (garden art themed) classes:
Beginning Clay students made mini garden totems that are so fun!