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We will experiment with color washes, color layering, lifts and much more. We will experiment with creating stormy seas and skies; birds; and ships.
Batik is part of an ancient tradition of decorating cloth using wax and dye. It has been practiced for centuries in in Java, Indonesia, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.Students will produce a one-of-a-kind wall hanging. We will study way these beautiful textiles are created in Indonesia then create original designs which will be transferred to fabric using glue rather than wax.
In this drawing class we will choose part of a printed image to complete with our own drawing. We will talk about symmetry; and the principles of art and elements of design. We will also complete a series of sketches using watercolor, acrylic, oil pastel, chalk pastel, and pen and ink!
Amazing Animal Compositions: We'll learn how to create dynamic compositions in painting. Students will choose an animal, then use a viewfinder to make a balanced and engaging composition! Students will work with acrylic and learn proper brushstrokes to get great results!
Heliographic Prints - a study of Henri Matisse
Sun Painting or Heliographic Art is a process whereby certain fabric paints are applied to fabric and while still wet, objects like stencils, leafs, feathers etc are placed onto the wet fabric. It is then placed in the sun. the outlines of the objects are transferred to the fabric. Artists will study the cut paper works of Matisse and use them as inspiration for their own cut paper stencils to create prints on canvas.
Projects subject to change without notice!