Greetings! I wanted to show you a sampling of our art from both the elective class, Local Art and Second Year Class Art -
The Outdoor Studio - Charcoal on Wood
Local Art Inspired Assemblages
Materials: Assorted wood scraps and acrylic paint
Thanks to Leonard Schemm, master top maker, for the beautiful wood.
We've had many discussions about the art process in both these classes. How can we arrange art elements in effective ways? Do our pieces look balanced? What might we add to our compositions? How can we create contrast in our work? How can we unify our art? What is working, and what might I change?
These questions encourage critical thinking - an essential part of the art process. Working through frustration is also part of the process. We've been looking at a short video featuring the artist Elizabeth Murray. She talks about her how she works through art problems and finds resolutions. Her joyful paintings and authentic way of sharing her process inspired us! To view the video visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy3_7mWu3IE -