Friday, April 18, 2008

hit the road jack...

Well my bags were packed last Sunday and I was ready to go...
Among my clothes were my art supplies for the classes I would be teaching at Asilomar on the 15th and 16th. Monday was a day off so me and my hubby were able to take a drive and enjoy the beauty of the coast...but more about that in a later post...

I want to share some of the artwork that my amazing students made. In the first class I taught we worked non stop and made a variety of backgrounds with paint, plastic wrap, implements, gesso, and other techniques that are in my book Mixed Emulsions.
Then we made small 1 inch x 1 inch
pieces out of those backgrounds and created some small pieces in a big way...We were so busy and involved that before I knew it class was over and I had not shot everyones amazing art...but here are a few pieces I was able to snap at the end of the class...
The next day was my class Simpatico - the marriage of black and white photography and color. I showed everyone how to paint photographs with oils and a variety of other materials...like acrylics, markers, and oil sticks. We experimented with a variety of prints...ones professionally printed and ones run through computer printers,
and discovered that even though the emulsions may vary widely any picture can be painted on successfully. We had tons of fun stamping into and onto the images and the creativity was flowing. I loved the variety of photos and the individual interpretations the artists gave their art.
Don't these pieces rock?
I had such a great time with my wonderful, eager to learn, inventive, creative, first time and experienced students in both classes. Art is inspiring when you can learn techniques and then interpret them in your own way...everyone embraced that freedom to express themselves which made it a great experience for all...thanks for inspiring ME!...
If any of you are reading this post and you see your art here, write a comment and tell us which piece is yours...
Asilomar was a relaxed and beautiful place to visit. All in all...it was terrific time.


9 comments:

Vivian Love said...

Just wondering if you ever teach anywhere closer to Orange County...you can email me at:

quiltswithlove@sbcglobal.net

Thanks, Vivian Love

ann h said...

Hi Angela, Thanks for sharing all those great pictures.Your classes sound like so much fun.Do you think there is a possibility that you may teach some in Florida in the near future?

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ac said...

No plans for a class near Orange County but will keep you posted...

ArtyEm said...

asilomar sounds wonderful - I have your books and love your work.
I hope one day to join you in one of your workshops, and in the meantime, I will be journaling and creating and being inspired . . .

Captainsnaps said...

Please come back to New Jersey! Its been way too long!

ND

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Jannie M said...

I hope to one day be able to attend one of your classes . . . for now, though, this is the next best thing. Thank you so much for sharing--I love seeing all the wonderful artwork people have produced, and I'm sure that your students had a wonderful time and learned so much.

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