p.s. I will be teaching 3 credits at RIT this coming semester in their Art Education (Visual Art–All Grades) MST program | ARED-890 Graduate Seminar
In order to help students understand the element line, I chose to break Starry Night down to its essence. Utilizing just white line on black paper the students explored how to create the principle of movement with line. We first concentrated on the stars and how Van Gogh used line to create movement around them to create a glorious sky! The students took off and I think most would agree that fourth graders can show off what they know now about how to combine the elements and principles. Next? To apply this to a work that is their own landscape! It’s imperative for students to integrate knowledge into a new construct.
Here is a detail shot from one of the paintings (oil on canvas) by Heather Erwin with frame by Brad Ankenman. Check out work by Jose Cruz, André Macedo and Maria Friske under exhibits. Thank you as always for your support!
… to post. Feel free to call Heather Erwin at 585-490-1210 if you have an idea to collaborate on at Studio 215 ROC. Always open to new ideas and people who are interested in having Beautiful Fun artistically.
Studio 215 has evolved into Studio 215 ROC over the past year and a half and is now ready to reveal its new look. The first show under this new DBA with be BLEEP! A collaboration between Jose Cruz, Heather Erwin, André Macedo and – - – - -. Thank you for your continued support. See you at the show the First Friday of April and May. I will also be in the FLUX group show at the Hungerford the First Friday in March. Long Live ART!
… and now that the schedule is in place at Buckman Heights and Fisher this little artist will be back at Studio 215 located at 1115 East Main Street (Fourth Floor/Suite 433), Rochester, New York in the Hungerford Building. Excited to be getting back to business in a couple weeks after a much needed hiatus this summer and early fall. The show with Jose Cruz from Dallas, Texas and André Macedo is tentatively scheduled for the First Friday in February. Peace.
It’s a process and the students came prepared to interpret the work of Jose Cruz onto their six panels. They broke into groups, brainstormed, started, we regrouped to talk about emphasis and focal point, as well as unity. They regrouped, sketched, had a critique moderated by Ms. Erwin and then got back to work. As they finished sketching I went over their line work with black tempera and got back to work with their collaborators to talk color. They blocked in with art stix and paint and then cleaned up. In two weeks they will be back at it to layer color and finish up. Week three is all about the installation. The parents were AWESOME! And I appreciate them so much as I do their children. What a wonderful experience. ♥