do it. create. walk and see. cut and paste. scratch and sniff.
do whatever you have to do to feed your soul.
this is my commitment.

Friday, December 26, 2014


On DAY 1 of our WEEKDAY WORKSHOP, our artist of study was Franz Kline.  We practiced creating "messy", bold and black brush strokes on our canvas.

Our warm ups consisted of an introduction to Gyotakuthe ancient practice of fish printing.  We also created hand cut and hand painted garland.

Once our black lines on canvas dried, we embellished with color.  

We took creative breaks, working with clay and reading books.  


On DAY 2 of our WEEKDAY WORKSHOP, our artist of study was Cy Twombly.  We created paint "scribbles" and set aside our work to dry.  I told the students we might see a Cy Twombly piece at the MIA and if they saw one, to let us know.  

Our art warm up consisted of reaching into a mystery bag filled with small objects and attempting to draw these objects by only using our sense of touch.

We spent the majority of our time together at the MIA on DAY 2.  The children decided where they wanted to stop and draw in their sketchbooks along the way.  We also found a Cy Twombly piece!

When we returned from the MIA, the children started working on paintings or drawings that were a source of inspiration from their visit.  Perhaps these are projects they will want to continue at home over winter break.

DAYS 3 + 4 of our WEEKDAY WORKSHOPS are this coming Monday and Tuesday, December 29 + 30.  Please have your children bring their new sketchbooks back to class on Tuesday for our second visit to the museum.  

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays!  

Happy Art Making!

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