The artists started class with their visual journals. For one reason I like the journals is because they can learn new media techniques. This week they applied chalk pastels to the page then gessoed the pastel, blending the colors. They then wrote – “Nurture.” They were to list things they do to ‘nurture” themselves – what they do to relax. Reading and playing with their pets were the popular ways to relax. The artists then started working on their collages. They added texture with paste and detailed patterns with the stencils. We reviewed the idea behind a mixed media collage. They did a super job. These collages are 16×20. All they need is a frame. Hopefully they will finish for the show. I am going to hold back on the journals to dedicate more time to the collages for the show. Have a superb day!