Wednesday, March 1, 2017

First Friday Art Event at the Corvallis Library

 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.

Winter Drawing Classes 2017

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.