By stretching your watercolor paper right, the possibilities are endless! You can create washes that cover your paper completely, drip color ALL OVER your paper, use sponges and credit cards to push the watercolor around, use plastic wrap and bubble wrap to create textures, whatever you like.
IF YOU CAN SHADE A SPHERE – YOU CAN SHADE ANYTHING! This lesson is all about showing the kids how to shade various three dimensional shapes…not telling them how.
How to shade a sphere – learn yourself or use this lesson to teach others.
(In the previous lessons, the students were introduced to their own personal style and encouraged to collect ideas in their sketchbook. I recommend having the homework be to assign one page of the sketchbook, to be filled with one of the ideas from the list in lesson 2. This way when the class lessons seem […]
Defining Style – Left Brain Now that you’ve focused on doodling and mark-making to start to identify your own signature style, there’s another more left-brained way to access creative output – through words. A bit like “free-association” and a bit like “brainstorming”, the second lesson I teach is all about just writing down as many […]
I’ve been teaching art to young people for many years, and one of the first lesson themes is uniqueness. Everyone, regardless of artistic skill, has a certain stylistic look to the marks they make.
SignStorm is an art installation intended as a peaceful act of resistance, a silent rally with signs instead of people.The purpose of this project was to provide an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their physical limits, to publicly express feelings about our president, our concerns about his chosen cabinet and administration, and fears for the resulting future of this country and our world.
In this series, my goal is to help you get inspired – even when you feel creatively “stuck”. Last month I wrote about figuring out what rules apply to your creative output, and then purposefully removing (breaking, ignoring) those rules and seeing what happens.
Enjoy the second part of Leah Jay’s 3 part series on creativity. Sometimes it’s all about getting out of your comfort zone and breaking the rules.
Getting creatively “stuck” is something that is so common among artists, it’s almost a cliché. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of books which address various aspects of creativity – developing it from nothing, bolstering your own latent creative potential, and getting out of a creative slump.