...another summer at the Armory!
...a little sleepy, but I made it through my first day of art camp and it was a good one! The theme is Ancient Greece and Rome and so far my two groups are off to a great start. Today each student helped to make a hieroglyph (that they each made up) for the letter(s) of the alphabet that I gave them. I posted those up on the wall and then each student wrote a TOP SECRET message in our 'class hieroglyphs'...to be deciphered tomorrow! We used a crayon resist method, the students went over their pencil lines in crayon and then we did a light yellow wash over the paper to make it look more like an ancient papyrus. We even crinkled them up and some of the students tore the edges.
In the afternoon classes we talked about the scarab beetle and the students made an oil pastel drawing and then a second scarab beetle out of collaged wall paper scraps.
I also took pictures of each student...we will use these to 'travel back in time' in some fun paintings later this week...stay tuned!
And just a few notes about today's piece...it's getting a little late but I did want to address...I guess it is frustration (?)
So...I see a face I like on the back of my Cosmopolitan, a gal winking. I sit down to draw my version of the face while catching up on the season finale of Game of Thrones (that was also frustrating...I hate cliff hangers! Give me closure!) I digress...
I draw the face with my crayons...and it seems like I have seen it before. Looks very similiar to a picture I made last June when I was drawing Bettie Page all month...which THAT piece resembled Caravaggio's, Head of Medusa.
Yikes. I didn't mean for that to happen.
And now..I sleep. I will figure out how to draw the 'winking face' at some point! (shaking fist in the air)
Artist and Art Teacher