"Transparency Collage" by Lusya
After 2 weeks of drawing and layering colored tissue paper with clear glue The Friday girls had a critique on their transparency collages. They discovered that over layering especially with dark colors decreased transparency. The collages turned out quite beautiful.
They worked on drawing a still life in charcoal. They observed objects and broke them down into simple shapes. They also discovered that charcoal is smudgy and messy!
They are currently working on their self portraits. They painted backgrounds and this week worked on drawing their shapes from looking in the mirror, and mixed skin tones.
They discovered that they were all made of the same colors in different proportions.
"Collograph" by Story
Thursday pm and Wednesday pm:
Class started with some free drawing in metallic crayon and colored chalk. These drawings will be used as a layer of texture on which they will print their collographs.
They made collographs on boards with various materials that will produce interesting textures when they print next week. For the wednesday class, this project was a further exploration of the texture collages that they made the week before.
FYI: A collograph is a a collaged board where different materials are assembled to form a relief with different surface levels and textures. After they dried, they can be inked and printed.
"Paperbag Painting" by Margaret
Thursday and Friday am:
Both classes worked with finger paint this week on gessoed brown bags (a classic UCS project). They used different tools for applying paint and mark making such as scrapers, forks, combs, sticks, sponges. Lucy discovered that the shaving brush makes a great sea anemone print. Circles were introduced as a collage element.
Thanks everyone for a great first few week. Stay tuned for further updates.
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