I'm doing another workshop tomorrow! Feeling quite excited about it:
Mostly I have been working with children, but this session will be all adults. I've been envisioning how I might present my work and ideas to this group, how I might engage them in discussions about art, life and urban environments.
Yesterday I pulled out the Book of Cities and made another collage in order to photograph my process, showing how I build up the shapes step-by-step:
|large broad shapes first|
|overlapping sheer papers|
|smaller, slightly denser shapes|
|small opaque shapes and lines|
Later, I may add some drawing details to finish it up... or maybe not. Kinda liking the simplicity of this one.
Today I will pre-cut some shapes to use for a demonstration of collage techniques. I hope that by doing this, my demo piece will turn out nice instead of the kind of mash-up that often happens when I try to make art under many eyes! *laughs*
I'm looking forward to having a bit of time to further explore the town and area of Drumheller. It's a very beautiful geography there, with cactus-strewn hills above a deep river valley.
Also, I will visit the Tyrell Museum! Because dinosaur bones are cool! And it's nice timing because in a couple of weeks I'll be doing a simple printmaking class based on fossils, with 7-8 year old students. That'll be loads of fun.
In the studio these days, my recent work is under reflection.
More about that next time.
Thanks as always for your interest, Reader.