I am looking forward to pursuing my art work again. I also plan to offer art classes and workshops in various locations.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This summer marks my return to Southern California! Leaving Bisbee after six years means I will surely miss all my friends there. I have moved back to the desert area of Palm Springs, where I lived for many years prior to my time in Riverside and San Diego.
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Bisbee Public Library was the setting for three fun art workshops. Kids from 2 to 17 came by and everybody had a great time. One session was on Creating a Summer Sketchbook. The students got to create their own book out of construction paper and copy paper and decorate the cover.
We talked about how artists use a sketchbook to do many things: catch a quick gesture, keep track of ideas, do longer drawings, as a journal. and since everybody is an artist they could use their Summer Sketchbooks in the same way.
One session involved Drama! The kids brainstormed a script about animals in the forest, chose their parts, then made costumes out of construction paper, tape and staples. The Library table served as our stage and they drew a background on sheets. The dialogue consisted of howls, grunts, whoops and tweets. It was a very noisy night in the forest by Act III.