On Sunday 1/10/21 from 1pm to 3pm MST we will be viewing the Betty Edward's video "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and learning directly from her! Below is the supply list the accompanies the video. Many of the items below could be substituted with other supplies if you don't have something.
ASSEMBLING THE SUPPLIES YOURSELF
A drawing board: You can buy a drawing board from an art supply store or improvise by using a heavy piece of cardboard or a thin piece of lumber such as masonite or a large cutting board from the kitchen.
Drawing paper: We recommend Strathmore 400 Series Regular Surface drawing paper. You will need two sizes, a small size tablet of 9" x 12" and a larger size of either 14" x 17" or 11" x 14".
Pencils: You will need a #2 yellow pencil, a 4B pencil and a 6B pencil. In addition you will need a pencil sharpener.
A graphite stick: You will need a 4B graphite stick or a WOODLESS 4B pencil.
A water-soluble marker: You will need a black marker such as a Vis-à-Vis overhead projection marker. These markers are widely available in office supply stores.
Erasers: You will need a kneaded rubber eraser and a white plastic eraser. These are available in art stores and office supply stores.
Tape: You will need low tack masking tape, which is found at your local art store.
Construction paper: You will need 3 pieces of construction paper for making mats and templates.
Picture-plane: You will need an 8" x 10" piece of Plexiglass (1/16 or 1/8 inch thick). You can find this material at home improvement stores such as Home Depot and ask them to cut it for you. You will use a permanent marker to draw crosshairs on the plastic.
AngleFinder: You can do all the exercises in the video without this tool. If you would like one anyway, you can order from http://drawright.com or visit your local school supply store and ask for an Angle/Linear Ruler by Safe-T®.
ProportionFinder: You can do all the exercises in the video without this tool. If you would like one anyway, you can order one from http://drawright.com.
Mirror: You can use a hand-held mirror taped to a wall, or an existing mirror in your house. Simply trace an opening of 5" x 6.25" onto the mirror with a Vis-à-Vis.
Vase-Face and Upside-Down Drawings: You can find these drawings in Betty Edwards; books, "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook" or on our website for download here: http://drawright.com/try-an-exercise/
To make the mats and templates: Using the construction paper, cut out two mats to use with the picture plane, one with an opening of 4" x 5" and one with an opening of 6" x 7.5". Make the templates from construction paper. The small template is 4" x 5", the large template is 6" x 7.5" and the extra-large template is 8.15" x 10.25".
The video below is from the PBS series The Art Assignment. This short video discusses what makes an artwork a masterpiece as well as poses some interesting questions to think about. I really enjoyed watching this video and as always Sarah Urist Green brought up some great points. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Help us usher 2021 in with lots of laughter, inspiration and learning!
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, 2 p.m. MT
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2:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
2:10 p.m. Ugly Sweater Contest
(with handmade prizes)
2:20 p.m. Word of the year & resolution share
2:30 p.m. Art with Jennifer
2:50 p.m. Crafting with Karen
3:10 p.m. Dancing with Cindy
3:30 p.m. Closing & Goodbyes
I came across the video below and thought that the artist did a great job explaining beginning stages of getting started with an observational drawing. I think shoes are a great object to practice as well! She discusses gesture drawing, sighting and measuring in the video. What tips did you find helpful?
Studio hours will be scheduled throughout each month on different dates and times to accomodate various schedules. Studio hours are designed to develop friendships and our artistic skills. It's a place where we can come together, bring whatever art supplies we may have at home and work on whatever art we want to - together, with a creative and supportive community. Perhaps you may want to work on something you have been wanting to finish or you could work on something brand new. At the end of the hour you will have the option to share your work with the group if you'd like. Sign up under "Upcoming Events." Hope to see you there!
Grab your paints (acrylic, watercolor or gouache) and let's paint some fall foliage! We can use the reference above as a starting point, but we certainly aren't limited to just that. Other tools to have on hand - paint brushes, sponges, palette knives, paint palette, cup of water and a paper towel. For a surface to paint on you could try watercolor paper, canvas paper (or stretched canvas) or any other heavy duty paper that can withstand a wet medium. For colors, bring along any versions of reds, yellows and greens. Other colors that you could have on hand would be browns, black and oranges. Hope to see you there at 11am!
Date: Tuesday 11/24/2020 at 5PM
Join me for a fun and relaxing Bob Ross viewing and paint-along event! I listed the colors that Bob uses in this particular painting but even if you don't have all of the same ones that is perfect fine, in fact you don't even need oil paint. Grab whatever paint you have on hand and let's recreate our own version of "Autumn Woods." Watercolor, acrylic or gouache can all work. You could use canvas or watercolor paper or any other art surface. It's just about having a good time!
Join me for this week's "paint with me" class at 5PM to paint this harvest still life that's perfect for November! You could choose to work in acrylic, watercolor or gouache. Select a surface such as watercolor paper, canvas, wood panel, etc. to paint on. You'll need a variety of brushes, a cup for water, a paint palette, and a paper towel. Other tools such as palette knives and sponges can be great too.
*Note - it's help to have your sketch already drawn out on your paper so we can begin painting!
Whether you are a beginning or seasoned artist, the painting and drawing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for creating visual arts in a supportive virtual environment.
Jennifer is a visual arts teacher and artist that specializes in painting and drawing. She is passionate about teaching skills and techniques along with the process of how to make art so that her students feel empowered to make their own creative choices!
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