Charcoal & Water: Expressive Mark Making

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Introduction to Plaster Casting

Casting is an art technique that is essential to understanding, appreciating and creating sculptural works (plus, it’s really fun and totally messy). This week 2D Studio students created a clay “waste mold” (that means the mold only gets used one time) to cast weeds collected from our campus. One of the interesting things about casting is you have an opportunity to make something lasting out of something that is often short lived. Who knew weeds were this beautiful?!

Black Glue & Watercolor: Close Ups

Visual Art 2 students looked at the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. While she is most famous for her floral paintings, it is her view of the world around her that we studied. What I love most, is that she took the time to really look at her subject. It’s always nice (but maybe not easy) to put down your cell phone and just quietly look, then create.

Students used a grid to create their own close up using pencil, then homemade black glue and then pained their work with liquid watercolor.