Sorry, no photo this week. I had full intentions but we get so busy sometimes I forget to pick up my camera. I get busy because the young artists hit the studio door ready to create and FULL of artistic ENERGY! Wow! I need to assign a photo reminder person – that would help. We started class by getting a background ready for a journal activity. The artists spread paint on the gessoed pages with a gift card – just another way to apply paint to a surface. The artists then stamped the word “gratitude” on the page. I defined “gratitude.” The artists are to write and or glue images of things they are grateful. The pages look so cool so far. These young artists really enjoy working in their journals.
Then came the collages. We reviewed the meaning of a “Mixed Media” collage. After combining their definitions they came up with the meaning. To add texture to the collages, we cut cardboard and the artists tore the cardboard to reveal the bumpy part. They gessoed and painted the texture. The artists chose the colors to paint the backgrounds of their still life. Next week the artists will add more texture with stencils and gel. These collages are going to be very colors and busy – just the way a collage should be. The size of the collages is 16″x20″. They will need to be framed without glass for the show.
Hope everyone has a grand Tuesday! Talk up “Gratitude!”