Teaching The Art of Teaching & The Love Of Learning

Online course review: Teach Art To Others by David Miller Overall, this is a very motivational course. I'm currently doing another university degree in Art Education and this would make for an excellent introductory video to give teachers in training. I can see it opening great discussion and questions for practical examples.As I am taking … Continue reading Teaching The Art of Teaching & The Love Of Learning

A Whole New Way Of Experiencing The World

Book Recommendation & Review: How To Be An Explorer Of The World - Portable Life Museum by Keri Smith First off, Please, please, please get a copy (or ten) of this book right now!!! I simply can't image you regreting it! There is no spoon feeding here, it is a book dedicated to discovery, from … Continue reading A Whole New Way Of Experiencing The World

Book-Binding While Isolated at Home

Covid-19 has motivated a few changes to my habits and expectations. At the time of writing this (March 18th, 2020), my University (Concordia U. BFA in Art Education) classes are on hold and I'm not sure how this shutdown will delay my progress through the program. I've been able to get quite a few smaller … Continue reading Book-Binding While Isolated at Home

The Potential of Cultural Appropriation

The Title image is by A.R. Penck: The Start of the Lion Hunt. The photo was taken in 2020, by M. Perron at the Musée des beaux arts de Montréal. From MBAM Introduction As soon as I came across this painting in the MBAM, the debate about cultural appropriation that continuously rages in my head … Continue reading The Potential of Cultural Appropriation

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #9

I thought I was finished for today, because I couldn't find anymore inspirations for the Tin Man... well, at least one that spoke to me. Then the image formed in my head, after seeing a round faced drawing of something entirely un-robotic... Maybe this is a Frankensteined version of Big Weld from the animated film, … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #9

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #8

Ok, perhaps this one is more droid-like, than Tin Man. Maybe he could communicate with beeps and whistles, instead of words. Hey, if anyone knows Jon Favreau personally, I'm happy to let him use this in The Mandalorian... kinda like a baby Yoda version of a droid. Anyway, I seem to be on a cuteness … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #8

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #7

The muse for this painted their version without eyes and with deeper shading to deliver a strong 3-dimensionality to their vision. I wanted to stay closer to the illustrative style I've been playing with. I might revisit this one, but with different materials. I feel the fine line makes it too childish. My teacher wants … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #7

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #6

Simon in the land of chalk drawings comes to mind when I see this little guy. Hard to equate him with the brutal character in Frank Baum's books. Ok, I'm starting to second guess myself and wonder why I remember the character to be written so brutally. Was he not originally the witch's henchman? I … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #6

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #5

The more research I did into the images of the Tin Man, the more photos, drawings, and paintings of Jack Haley (actor from the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie).This seems to be the most widely accepted vision for this iconic character. Frankly, I never liked it. The character in the books has far more potential... … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #5

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project – Part 2

I'm back with more Tin Men. I couldn't let this go, even though I had plenty of distractions from other responsibilities and inspirations. I'm now hiring this building an idea stream from multiple angles and feel pretty strong that it will coalesce into something exciting. I'm also starting to make the connections between all the … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project – Part 2