Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Using Mixed Media to Discover Your Voice, Day 1




 I just came back from teaching a workshop at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, Ma.
What a great place with  big light filled studios, great staff and a beautiful setting.

The first day after introductions, I began the class with a 30 drawings in 30 minutes exercise with some graphite, markers, pencils and erasers. After, we did a walk around looking and talking about the "work".  I made them each choose 5 of their least favorite drawings which I collected  and then gave out to the other participants. They had 20 minutes to rework them. It is a great way to loosen up and get out from under the" preciousness umbrella". There was some groaning, grunting and sighing but  the result was the inspiration for the rest of the week.
Next blog post!

Below are a sample  from that first day:

Love my R&F apron and their pigment sticks. Those come later.


 
















Here  is smiling Pam!

Andy hard at work




4 comments:

CMC said...

wonderful... can't wait for the next post......

Donna Penoyer said...

I agree. Wonderful! I was there, teaching upstairs, and could come onto the landing and peer down on what people were doing. The room was absolutey charged with creativity all week! Can't wait to take this workshop, myself!

J.G.Nieuwenhof said...

This is impressive. Just love the experimental nature of the mark making. Jen

jackielipton@gmail.com said...

enjoying perusing these pages today...
it's great to see new wonderful abstract work...
maybe our studios are near one another?
best, jackie lipton