100 Color Challenge
I don't like to use up much time in class explaining things. I just don't. I would rather a mad frenzy than a bunch of yawns. I find it tricky to gets kids warmed up to the art classroom at the beginning of the year. At the grand opening of the Painting Center this year, we began work on a 100 Color Challenge. My hope is that by working with a partner in this color exploration my students will discover new ways to create colors and use these in their paintings throughout the year. So far…
Journal Fodder Junkies
We all need a place to go when the world seems to be too much where we can get away for a while and reconnect with ourselves. We need a cave, an island getaway, or a mountaintop retreat where we can go, be by ourselves, and gain some perspective. Sometimes these are literal caves, islands, and mountains, but very often they are closer than that – the studio, the gym, the garage, or the library – ordinary places where we can get away and be with ourselves. What is your sanctuary? Where do you…
Hands, Head 'n Heart in the Artroom
Some classes are finished constructing their storyteller sculptures... A week or two to dry and bisque fire then we can begin to paint. I'm thinking I'll keep them to a limited palette of browns, black, white and maybe turquoise... And another view... I think the animal figures have turned out much better than the human figures this year... but we'll see what happens after the bisque firings...hopefully there will be no explosions or other surprises in store for me!
What's the Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day Challenge All About?
This is the TENTH annual challenge, friends. Which is kind of amazing if you think about it. I get a lot of questions about how Index-Card-a-Day works and so here ya go, in summary format. Lettered in dip pen with Diamine Apple Glory [which is absolutely gorgeous ink, consistent flow, definite