Part of the fun of teaching is watching the creativity start to flow. We have finished 5 out 8 classes. The students are getting comfortable with the medium and trying some ideas of their own. (After the initial classes, I have added more of the final images for some of the student paintings. I didn't remember to take photos at each class.)
In the acrylics class, we did some fun textures of adding eggshells, sand and sawdust to provide texture to the paintings. One of the students went home and added lentils and semolina to his painting. I didn’t get a picture of that one, but here are a few others:
I brought some collage scraps of my handmade paper to the class and showed them possibilities with a couple of my own pieces.
Their ideas started flowing and they started in on creating. Their works in progress were fun to see here.
We started the process of transfers. I brought an option of my own ink drawings photocopied for the class to use. I look forward to next class and the new possibilities the students will try. The flamingo and trio of rocks are my quick samples from my ink drawings. One student was ready with her image of a polar bear which turned out great.
Some of the other projects in class:
Experimenting with techniques: Textured backgrounds, sponging, pointilism
We did some work with Perspective in our last class: