Friday, September 7, 2012

Fashion Illustration 2012

Here is an assortment of beautiful works by my amazing students. I'm hoping to entice new students to one of my favorite classes. I take a fine arts approach to fashion illustration. In the past we have done charcoal drawing, collage, xerox transfers, watercolors, ink, markers, monoprinting, and more. The students that have continually taken this class with me have made impressive portfolios at a young age.
Below you will see some shoe design done in tempera, colored sand, and jewels. Black and white illustrations done with charcoal and white tempera are thoughtfully placed on pages from and old world atlas. Playful collage with cut outs from magazines, different patterned papers, and fabric. Also, some traditional fashion illustrations with conte crayon on craft paper.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mother/Daughter Workshop


Mother/Daughter Painting Workshop
May 20th or June 24th (choose one)
10am - 1pm $95 for mother/daughter pair, supplies included
sweet tea and munchies served on the porch!
Ages 6 and up

Panel Paintings

Using acrylic paints, each person will receive four small wooden squares to make their paintings on.  There will be guided instruction with room to explore and find your “painting voice." We will look at artists that have brought panels together to make one painting (diptychs, triptychs), and consider the elements of design. The panels can be interchangeable and each mother/daughter team will have the chance to combine their panels and collaborate to create one larger painting made up of eight panels (polyptych).

 Call or email to reserve a spot. The studio fits only 3 mother/daughter pairs so reserve early!
Could make a wonderful mother's day gift!
781-718-6607 •

Above paintings by students ages 7 and 9. See the "student work" page to see more.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Richard Diebenkorn

In a class of 5-8 year olds we made paintings inspired by American artist Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993). We looked at Diebenkorn’s earlier work from the late 50’s early 60’s and compared and discussed the similarities we saw to his Ocean Park series done in the 70’s and 80’s. They recognized the abstracted shapes in the Ocean Park series and how they translated from his earlier more representational work. This helped them to understand how they wanted to think about landscape in their own painting. From there we used a ruler and charcoal pencil to make lines, and break up our canvas paper. They had the challenge of taping over their lines with tape. They were quite amazing in how they handled the tape. We also talked about the difference between transparent paint (wash), and opaque paint. This is a recurring theme with my students. We used a wash effect and changed colors between the shapes. The next week they removed the tape to see their beautiful results.

                                      STUDENT WORK