Classes & Workshops
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
I’m offering an eight week artistic and contemplative journey through CS Lewis book, The Great Divorce. This is an innovative retreat for individual and group spiritual growth.
Form and Value. Proportion and Features. Scale. Final Project.
Expressive Art and Yoga
Participants begin with 45 minutes of yoga followed by a time of reflection. This will provide a conceptual springboard for group and individual expressive art projects. We will close with 15 minutes of gentle yoga.
We will travel through the imagination of Dr. Seuss learning about drawing and color as we go! By identifying and arranging simple shapes we will learn how to draw our favorite Seuss characters. Next students will be introduced to the color wheel and paint mixtures to create our own Seuss inspired landscapes.
We will explore the symbolic interpretations, design elements and color palette of cave paintings discovered by two children in Lascaux France. After learning to see forms and colors, students will reproduce an actual cave painting and finally develop a piece of their own.
Elements of Design and Color Theory for Kids
Kids and art go together but there comes a time for some when insecurities set in with exclamations of “I can’t draw”!
Many times children try to make a perfect replica of something they see in life only to be disappointed with the results. Frustration replaces the fun and freedom they once had! In reality learning to draw is much like playing an instrument. No one sits down and instantly plays a song before first learning the scales. Learning to see with the tools learned and practice of basic elements of design and color are the scales for future success as an artist!
The Middle Ages through Giotto
We will study the shifting style of painting by Giotto who bridged the gap between the symbol based Middle Ages to the classical revival of The Renaissance. Giotto was the first in a movement of painters who turned flat iconic images into three dimensional forms by using values from light to dark. Students will do two self portraits- the first in the iconographic style of the Middle Ages and the second using the perceptive use of light to create volume in the style early Renaissance.