I know, I know, it's October, but September is a busy month for teachers, especially this one. I have been very busy adjusting for the exciting new changes that came with this year. To begin with, we have two new teachers in our upper school visual art department. That makes four of us. We have... Continue Reading →
What drives me crazy every year is the conflict between my compulsion to document and the impossible task of doing so. It is not feasible for me to record, and keep track of, every single wonderful thing that happens at my wonderful school. But I try. To fill in some of the gaps here is a quick... Continue Reading →
So I work two jobs. It's great to earn extra money when you are saving for a house! My weekend work involves being a teaching artist at Glen Echo Park Partnership Park for the Arts and Culture, at Glen Echo National Park, in Glen Echo Maryland. (long enough?) I occasionally gallery sit and manage events,... Continue Reading →
This year I decided to amp up the one point perspective room drawing and add another level of design. While reflecting on last year's "dream bedrooms" I realized that there was a lot of untapped potential in the assignment. I hadn't thought about what a real interior designer might bring to a pitch in order... Continue Reading →
Here is a prieview of the single object still life paintings we have been working on in class these past two weeks. With only two more classes to finish them I'm getting excited to see our final results. In these paintings students were challenged to use only the primary colors: magenta, cyan and yellow, along... Continue Reading →
A Surreal Week
For our second week of summer classes we took a look at the bizarre and the dreamlike art of the surrealists. We focused on the element value and the principal balance. We also looked at Rene Margritte (My favorite surrealist) and a later surrealist Leonora Carrington. Leonora Carrignton has an interesting story that includes leaving home... Continue Reading →
Education in Other Words, and Other Worlds
It has been a long time since I have been a high school student, and an even longer time since I have read a high schoolers personal essay. I have read plenty of artist statements, and reflections on growth as an artist, but none of these give me a real and tangible glimpse at the... Continue Reading →
More Zoom! Ka-BOOM!
Here are more amazing comic book drawings. This week inspired by the amazing artwork found in the book Street Sketchbook: Inside the Journals of International Street and Graffiti Artists, by Tristan Manco.
This past week, December 4th, my Saturday Art School Ceramics students worked quickly and diligently to get all of there work ready for the final show, Saturday the 11th. Here you can see the two types of glazing options I gave these students. Just like the session before them we had buckets of glaze for... Continue Reading →