I have completed my 6-week charcoal
drawing class.Honestly, I am
surprised by what I was able to create.These final 2 drawings used the kneaded eraser to remove the charcoal
from the paper.
Now I need to continue to make
time to draw with these tools – both pencils and charcoal.Practice is what is needed to improve
so I must make time to practice! I definitely want to try using these tools on
different types of papers, including papers with a painted or collaged
background. Only 9,972 hours of practice left to perfect my craft.
My son’s girlfriend attends the
same liberal arts college as my daughter, although they have different majors.A required class for all art and design
majors is Maker 1. “What could that
class be about?” you are no doubt asking yourself.Well, it’s about making stuff.
One assignment involved making 10
pieces: something that hangs from the ceiling, something as long as your arm,
something made from found materials, something soft, etc.Another assignment was to make an
object that involved font (interesting that the instructor chose the word
“font” rather than “text”).My
son’s girlfriend made some cool letters out of wood that had hinges so the C
could also be and S or an O.
For the final project the
students were given a word to inspire their creation.The words were randomly selected and my son’s girlfriend got
the word “collage.”Lucky for her,
she was able to trade with another student and obtained the word “line.”She made a lovely book.Here are the pages before the book was
And in case you are wondering,
there is a Maker 2 class. I have no idea what those class projects
might entail. What have you made