Breaking all the rules is harder than you think.
6 weeks of an art class that was designed to help each artist break out of their paint box proved to be harder than we thought. All those rules about staying in the lines, matching colors to life forms, painting what your experience tells you is successful--all those known entities makes us feel comfortable, even if it is boring. But we managed to get past it and create FREELY!
Flowers never looked so fun. Wild colors, free-form shapes... unlimited imagining...
Each artist used their style to start with, tried new concepts, created backgrounds, and then started painting over them. That was the hardest part. We all wanted to save our masterpiece backgrounds, but they were created to enhance the final stages of the pieces. All unchartered territory. All were brave, moving from small canvases to larger sizes and bigger images.
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All instructors of art classes know the value to us personally of teaching classes. Classwork prep causes us to work hard, too. As we work on the same assignments as our students, we experience first hand the struggles and joys they are experiencing. Below are the pieces I created right along with all the other artists in class. I always learn so much from each person.