We benefited from working in small groups of four and the main goal for all of us, before drawing, was to quiet our minds, eliminate distraction, and begin to open ourselves up to the visual world. We began with two free-writing activities aimed at becoming more aware and able to describe our environment. We will be re-visiting this theme throughout the year as we look to become more patient and open to our surrounding, helping us build a foundation for developing artistic skills.
Students and families,
All grades have kicked off their first projects of the year, and as the work begins to develop, I will be posting images of their progress and video interviews of their thoughts. A new addition to the art website is a calendar for reference and Materials/downloads for all class materials, including slide presentations and handouts.
Stay tuned for more soon!