|"Clara", ink, watercolor, & junk mail collage on journal page|
A beautiful 95 degree November day in Irvine, CA.
Wednesday & Thursday I am teaching at
California State University Fullerton, Irvine Campus.
I park in a sea of cars & see a student smile at me, as ...
she sees me taking a picture of the ground!
And then a self - portrait.
I guess you could say I am easily amused? Or, amusing?
On my way to Professor Dru Maurer's CSUF art classes.
Future art educators, she allows me to let them play.
We started with a series of drawing assignments ...
using their choice of one of six faces ...
drawing quickly with a marker & non-dominant hand ...
|by Jennifer, Ashley & Sarah|
the emphasis was not on realism, but
instead on child-like freedom & fun.
then adding papers as collage ...
and more play.
|by Kyle, Andrew & Thuy|
|by Karolinna & Sonia|
|by Haylee & Antonella|
|by unknown & Berry|
|by Rose & Amy|
A brief demo on "stamp people" ...
studenrts were given a postage stamp & 6x24" paper ...
they were asked to exaggerate proportions ...
and have fun!
Vertical or horizontal ...
|horizontal work in progress, by Kyle|
& it could be folded and attached in their sketchbook.
A really great group.
A fun 2-1/2 hour class, many works still in progress.
I was most pleased by their individuality.
Thank you Professor Maurer!
For FB Throwback Thursday ...
|age 4 (100 years ago)|