(Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – First Steps

STEP 1: Ok, so I chose the composition of my items for the still-life. Then I played with placement of the lighting. Then I printed out a monochrome image, framing the composition in my minds-eye. Finally, I drew a rough and faint outline of the composition with a charcoal pencil... Step 1 Step 2: Choosing … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 4th Still-life Project: A Seven-Colour Challenge – First Steps

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Science For Kids Is Soooo Cool!

Book Review: STEAM Kids - 50+ science/technology/engineering/art/math hands-on projects for kids by Anne Carey, Ana Dziengel, Amber Scardino, Chelsey Marashian, Danya Abraham, Erica Clark, Jamie Hand, Karyn Tripp, Leslie Manlapig, Malia Hallowell, & P.R. Newton If you can only dedicate one artsy lesson a week in your classroom, you got to have this book! The … Continue reading Science For Kids Is Soooo Cool!

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

Building an Idea – Collage in the drawing class???

Here's another strange activity from our drawing teacher. Again, I really don't know the reason behind this project... perhaps it was to think of different ways of seeing. Maybe it was to get inspired by the lone drawings of others. Maybe it was to visit and come to appreciate aspects of classic illustrations. Maybe to … Continue reading Building an Idea – Collage in the drawing class???

Unusual Normalcy

Another strange figure is taken from a combination of images from time wastage on Facebook. The eye patch just puts him over the top for me. No more just a runway model, he now has a unique stylishness that propels him into the stratus of fashion influencer. Whatever the new emperor wears becomes the new … Continue reading Unusual Normalcy

Marilyn Manson Smiling At His Granddaughter

Originally a meant to be a study of this odd model posing in drawing class, and yes, he was wearing smudged makeup. There was something very familiar in the face. At first, I thought it was an old friend from school, then slowly something else emerged. Perhaps it was the fact that our teacher likes … Continue reading Marilyn Manson Smiling At His Granddaughter

Mesmer, or some other freak who turned me into a chicken in Las Vegas

I think I just woke up, refreshed and not remembering a thing about being a chicken... I have no clue what deep dark corner of my mind pulls this nonsense into the light of day, but here it is. Say hello to the Kramer of hypnotists. Capable of doing great things, but somehow, just like … Continue reading Mesmer, or some other freak who turned me into a chicken in Las Vegas

Recognizably Unfamiliar

What I learned in class this week... Imagine yourself walking into class, as usual having little to no idea of what surprise activity the teacher has in store. The tables are clear, except for a single large sheet of brown paper on each. Some of your classmates are already sitting at the tables with their … Continue reading Recognizably Unfamiliar

Into The Fold

I used a terracotta clay body and wanted to see just how thin I could go. I managed to get it down to about 2mm thick. I had to time it just right, as working it too wet would leave me with tears in the clay, and it wouldn't hold up on its own. Too … Continue reading Into The Fold