The watercolors are from the Spring adult watercolor class. I really enjoyed working with this class. The last image is an advance student. They all did a wonderful job!
This class was all about printmaking. Printmaking is an art form used by artist to create multiples of their work. As a class the student's created a print exchange where they made an edition of prints and then gave one print to each of their class mates.
This class was all about clay. The kids loved...I loved it. My students inspire me everyday. It was a joy to see them problem solve and create wonderful characters. Thanks Bill Nybo for helping. Our first project was creating two finger puppets. Next we focused on creating a vase or vessel. It was made out of coils. Our third project was a mask. The students looked at different culture masks from around the world. They then drew out an idea of what their mask would look like and then created it out of clay. Unfortunately we ran out of time to glaze these wonderful pieces.
In this class we worked with all types of paint. We started by looking at the color wheel and mixing and matching colors. Color theory is an important part of painting. The first paintings were created with watercolor. The owls are an oil pastel resist with watercolor. I taught this class by first doing a project as a group and then the students could create their own images with the same tools as the group project. After the owls we started painting with tempera and then acrylic. I think the students enjoyed the acrylic paint the most. Our last project was a self-portrait. We studied many different artist self-portraits. The students drew numerous portraits and then compose a painting from those drawings. If you would like to see these self-portraits, they will be hanging in the Front Gallery of The Arts Center starting some time in March. I will post the dates when they are finalized.