Mixed Media Marbles!

Our first adult art class really got rolling Thursday night.  Check out these amazing marbles our students created.  They are mixed media: starting with toned pastel papers, we added colours, shades and light with conte pencils, marker, graphite, charcoal, oil pastels and pencil crayons.  Most of these are made up marbles.  A big part of the lesson was the illusion of art: using light and shadow to create three dimensions and translucent, glossy textures without getting caught up in exactly duplicating a tricky subject.  I’d say it worked rather well 🙂dscf9906dscf9905dscf9904dscf9903

Berliner Dom

J.K. wanted to know how to paint one of his travel photos.  The easiest explanation seemed to be a demonstration.  I got carried away with it though, talking and painting and finishing in about 10 minutes!  I meant to show him how to be loose and inexact but I ended up throwing all kinds of techniques at him.  This might be the only painting of Berliner Dom we two come up with 😉

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Fancy Felting

Judy’s newest scarf.  I’m going to call it Jubilation.  It’s a riot of colour and texture and lines going every which way: quite a visual treat.  It’s a cobweb scarf made of merino wool and silk, making it extremely light and warm.  The cross threads were hand spun first, then felted into the roving.  It feels lovely against the skin.

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