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Monday, November 22, 2010

musical magic

My 8th grade artists have been very busy finishing up these music inspired works of art. They had lots of layers. The students first sketched in their sketchbooks musical instruments.

Then they blew those images up and drew them on a larger piece of paper breaking the borders of the paper. We also talked about composition and layering the instruments using the space so the positive and negative space had balance.

We then cut and collaged sheet music. On to another layer we used water colors and used only analogous colors on the color wheel tapping into color theory. They painted certain areas and for the final layer they used marker for the finishing touches.

Oh wait,I guess there was one final layer with matting these musical masterpieces.

They all came out so wonderful. They are truly brightening up the white school walls and I can hear the music coming from them. They brighten up my day and those of others every time we walk by.

My artists got a great handle on color, space, mixed media and much much more as they completed these beautiful works of art!

Be Well and Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

happy halloween

What a great all hallow's eve it was this year! So many great costumes filled the streets of Warwick, NY for the Halloween parade. I saw so many students, some I recognized right away and other, their costumes were great disguises!

Brian and I, in true artist family form, were dressed as Vincent van Gogh and his sunflowers. We had lots of fans in the parade and some people that did not even know us could recognize my dear husband (AKA van Gogh) with his bandaged ear and red beard. He even carried around his ever so important paintbrush, as every great artist does, so that he could paint the town. It was wonderful. I was adorned by a crown of sunflowers and I even had a few others try it on just to see how "sunny" it made you feel to wear a crown of sunflowers.

Brian and I are already gearing up for next year with load of ideas.

It was a great cold night with lots of great smiles and warmth of friends!

Be Well and Enjoy!