These are just the tip of the iceberg from the summer:
- still life watercolor paintings
- watercolor paintings from vacation photos
- observation drawings of eggs done in graphite and in white charcoal
- visual puns of animals to draw texture
- borrowing the structure and values of Whistler's Mother to create their own works
- observation drawings of animals to show texture and value in graphite
- layered studies of students' anatomy using experimental materials
What's even better than this visual eye candy is the experience my students had. None of them wanted the classes to end; my watercolor workshop students couldn't come up with one criticism. I worked with several adults, particularly mothers, who carved out time for themselves for the first time this summer. To see their joy and satisfaction from their work was priceless. And, whether the students were children or adults, the process of making these works was a conduit to growth, learning, and joy (despite occasional frustration).
Interested in experiencing the joy of creating? Check out my Fall lesson schedule online. I'm offering several small group sessions in my West Orange Studio on the 3rd Floor including after school kids classes, an AM jumpstART for adults, and my signature Saturday teen class, as well as two classes (Painting in Watercolor and Taking Watercolor & Drawing Further) at Work & Play in South Orange.