It is close to that time of year when we settle in, ready to reflect. I will shortly be handing out evaluation forms, to see where I and the art center can better serve you. Thank you to all my volunteers, especially to Susan Schubert, who helped me on my path. I hope you all can make to the volunteer and staff appreciation party on December 10th, 2016 from 6-8 pm. Yours, Sharone
Featured artist - JENNIFER BROWN
Printmaking Instructor at the Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Jennifer Brown's tip:
"Sometimes, things don't turn out the way I expect them to. Anyone who has ever done art or followed a creative pursuit can probably say the same thing. If this happens to you, my tip is: finish the project anyway, and adjust as needed (or adjust your expectations). When I developed the solar plate for "Mary, Undone," it looked awful. I was sure it was ruined and was ready to throw it away. Sharone looked at it and gave me some terrific advice: "print it anyway," because it might be really cool. It was beyond cool - nothing like what I expected, but I would never have known that it would look ethereal and a little mystical. It's one of my favorite prints."
blog #9 / featured artist series #1
Artist: L'Atelier de Suzanne Schubert
"Use a light center line like a spinal column to position whatever you're drawing. After LIGHTLY drawing the "outline" of your figure, make the lines disappear by shading the object and contrasting background. Heavy lines around an object make it look flat. When shading or cross hatching, let your pencil follow the contours of the object."
Take a look at the marvelous work. Last class of the session. We had a wonderful skull to work with.
First, the gradient, using just about every tool in our arsenal. Next, quick sketches on just about any type of paper. Finally, we explored the skull in length on tinted parchment paper.
Observation: Drawing skulls goes well with pizza.
- I wish to acknowledge those who have have been working diligently all session.
Drapery studies include squinting, of course, to simplify the scene. Next step - we map out the shaded sections, emphasizing the contrast before refining. Seeking the wood carving effect. See results below!
- introducing my yearly venture; third year instructing bead making at the Rheincenter, Lakeside Chautauqua, at Lake Eire (Aug 8-12, 2016). Three classes Beg/ Int/ Adv, - take your pick. Wonderful work space, wonderful students. Great memories. Check ahead for dates. We usually try to make it for the classical music series.
- In this series Marie Cross incorporated large puzzle pieces. See if you can spot them.
So many different possibilities!
"Isn't that the point of printmaking?" comments Marie.
- Inspired by negative space (the space around the object); in this case the graphite powder spills, around the container lids from class.
Blog # 2
The bird (a donation to the studio). Graphite reduction exercise.
LARGE AREAS OF VALUE. REMEMBER???
HI! I have promised, so here it goes: first entry on my new blog:
HAVE YOU PRACTICED DRAWING THIS WEEK?