In the afternoon we worked on collages inspired by something we brought, which could have been fabrics, paper, ephemera, a quote or the work of a favorite artist. Some of us worked on paper while others worked on artist canvas.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Craft Napa Day 1
Sue's class on Thursday was with Carrie Bloomston, artist, fabric designer, and author of "The Little Spark 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity". The class was called Playing with Art History - Creative Collage. We started off the day with an exercise to spark our creativity. We had a pile of "trash" (brown paper and magazine shapes) and had to illustrate a word we were given at random. We had a limited time for this activity (5-6 minutes), so we had to act & not spend much time contemplating. It was a good way to "get out of your head" and just create. Sue's word was "abstract" - can you find the picture? We also discussed principles of design with examples shown in the paintings of famous artists. A lesson in gesture drawing rounded out the morning.