Finding the LIGHT & SHADOW: From STILL LIFE to PORTRAIT
March 9, 2019
Students drew still lifes of simple objects with strong lighting using conte crayon or charcoal on newsprint, changing the arrangements in order to do multiple quick drawings. They identified values, perspective, and angles to help with accuracy, and as the “poses” lengthen, students identified and drew the shapes of the light and shadow, rather than the objects themselves.
Identity & The Art of Mask Making
April 13, 2019
Students explored with clay and built masks that spoke to an aspect of personality, a struggle to overcome, or something to celebrate self.
What Remains: Attu & Kiska Islands
February 9, 2019
Andrea Nelson has created found object assemblages for over 20 years. Her creative compositions meld her professional experiences in archaeology, museum exhibit design and scientific fieldwork – sometimes to indistinguishable levels. With a firm belief in objects holding “history,” she has taken on several artistic projects utilizing objects to explore specific events in specific places.