Recently I bought a half shoulder of leather to play around with. I’m hoping that I might be able to recreate a beautiful leather sketchbook cover I bought for myself from Italy. Today I had a chance to see how well the laser worked on the leather. Check it out!
I’ve been delayed in posting these images as they happened at a busy time in the school year, but I got sick of seeing them on my desk and so I took some quick shots of them today. They are from an overnight camp experience we took all of our 9th graders on at the beginning of September at Camp Kiloqua. Each painting in the book is about 1″x3″ and took about 15-20 mins to paint. I particularly love the painting with the two red life guard chairs. I painted it in the morning as the fog was just lifting off the lake. I feel like I successfully captured the beauty of the moment with as few strokes as possible and then things just jived together.
Here’s a quick peek at one of my students working on his perspective drawing installation.
This class was challenged to choose one word to illustrate in response to the question, How has your boundaries and borders changed this year at school?
The overall theme for this course is boundaries and borders.
Today was pretty awesome as I worked with students to put up two quick art installations around school. The first was a tape drawing installation where students recreated blind contour studies of birds from their sketchbooks. The students were very skeptical at first, but after the experience I kept seeing them showing their work to their friends. I think they were surprisingly pleased by their tape drawings.
Second, a pair of students and I utilized laser cut stencils to create an interactive installation for an upper school student event tonight. The stencils and the crushed chalk worked just as planned.
Today, I finally felt like this new community got a glimpse of what I bring to the table and how I hope to make the Arts shine brighter throughout the school. It was a good day.