Monday, September 24, 2007

Connecting with My Students

MSL day 15...

I am back from Philadelphia...tired but overflowing with joy from the connections made during The Faux Event...especially the connection with my students....

Here are photos of 4 of my 5 student's work...most have never done any kind of fine art before. The word "fine" does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline. I wanted them to connect with their inner artist...their spirit and soul...I believe that shows in their work below...

We began by painting 2 journal pages which I hope will start them on the road to journaling. We then did an interactive piece where everyone wrote a word on a piece of paper and we each then picked a word out of a hat and illustrated it with paint. One of the students said, "I am really uncomfortable with this." I said, "Good, that is where you need to be to stretch your limits." This is the work she produced entitled "Soap"...

"Soap" 2007 - acrylic on canvas...


We then did some Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) with collage methods combined with painting. Next we delved into all of Golden Artist Colors potions - acrylic mediums like: molding and crackle pastes; soft and heavy gels; glass bead, granite, and tar gels, fiber paste; absorbent grounds, and some plaster products from Golden's Proceed line. We also explored Modern Masters metallics. We worked and played and shared our finds...Thank you to Golden and Modern Masters for being so generous with products for the class!!!

The students did wonderful work...please see the preceding post for more class musings...click on photos to enlarge...

3 canvas works, 2 ATCs, Art Journal pages...


2 canvas works, Art Journal pages...


2 canvas works, 2 ATCs, Art Journal pages...


2 canvas works, 2 ATCs, Art Journal pages...


Aren't these wonderful? I was blown away with their talent!!! I am so pleased with the results of this class. You never know the first time you teach a new class how it will go. This far exceeded my expectations.

U Be Creative Today!

11 comments:

tongue in cheek said...

I am glad to hear you had a good time with your class. I am certain your students adored you! Isn't it wonderful when it clicks and everything goes well.
Though certainly I would never doubt that it would go less with you.

Abby Creek Art said...

Looks like it was a wonderful class...with some beautiful journal pages produced! I bet you're a great teacher!

marita said...

the art journal pages are just beautiful. i can imagine all the curly letters that can be written on them telling a fantastic creative adventure or discovery.

zorana said...

What a wonderful class! You did all my favorite things... and with some products that I never tried. Glad you had a good time!

see you there! said...

Oh what fun that class must have been. I use some Goldens products and like them a lot - guess now I'm going to have to try so of the others you mention.

Of course I need you to come teach that class in the Bay Area.

Darla

Barbara said...

what a wonderful class! ..wish I was there too....

A Fanciful Twist said...

I am more than delighted to hear you had a lovely time!!!! Oh, wonderful. And connecting with creatie students, even better!! xoxoxo

Elizabeth Ann said...

Your enthusiasm is so exciting...you love art so very much and you reach out to everyone with all of your heart. These students have wonderful talent. Great job! Are you back in your sweet Florida home now? Take a walk on the beach for me, please.

rochambeau said...

It is so fun to be able to see the work that your class did! Again it is wonderful you could share your gifts and get filled up with love. Are you ready for the Ball tomorrow?

Stephanie said...

I am catching up with your posts...What an amazing teacher you are....the studen work is wonderful!

I love the work in your previous posts...your color and texture..mmmm

Would love to take a workshop with you!!

paris parfait said...

I wish I were part of your class! Lucky students. xo

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