Friday, November 12, 2010
It's been awhile since my last post. I've been busy working on a couple magazines I design for Chicago Public Schools, illustrating my sister's children's book, and teaching my afterschool art class. Speaking of that last one, the class has been going very well. A few weeks ago, we studied Georgia O'Keeffe. I wasn't completely satisfied with the projects we had done in previous classes, so this session I tried something different. The students drew two flowers, continuing to outline them to the edge of the paper. This created an abstract feel. We discussed "warm" and "cool" colors, and the children painted one flower mostly in warm colors and the other one mainly in cool colors. We discussed how the colors made us feel.
Dindi has been taking my class for a long time. Not only is she a great artist, but she is also one of my daughter's best friends. Her mother asked me to enhance some of her pictures, and the Georgia O'Keeffe project was one of them. I love these, and I think Dindi should be very proud of herself!
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