I love my friends. I love that they come to my house to have our Second Thursday group meetings.
Tonight Leann had the activity for us. She showed us several ways to draw, including contour drawing and making a complex repeating design. Leann also gave us all a hand made sketch book (that we are to keep close at all times, whether we use it for drawing...or lists...or doodling...or whatever).
She gave us several printed handouts about the methods of drawing that we tried, as well as a list of other drawing methods. Another of the great printouts was Corita Kent's Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules...the last line of the page says: "There should be new rules next week." It is quite wonderful.
We all had a great time. Thank You, Leann!
|before...the tables are always so empty and then SO full and then so empty again when everyone leaves|
|Leann beginning to tell us about the first drawing exercise. Present tonight (from bottom left): Deb, (Took), Juana, Joan, Leann, Jane, Julia, Janice.|
|Leann explaining the contour drawing exercise -- we had to put one of our shoes on the table and then look at our shoe (not the paper) and draw one line...the pencil not leaving the paper.|
|my first attempt -- I included everything, including the cat bites -- I did this drawing fairly quickly|
|Janice drawing her shoe|
|some of the stuff Leann gave us -- including this nifty viewer|
|Leann demo-ing the complex repeating design method -- like if you want to make a wallpaper or fabric design that repeats|
|after the sections are cut apart and put back together they will line up and make a repeating pattern|
|Deb's stamped design on 4 cardstock sheets|
|taking the tape off the back of the pieces of cardstock so she can reposition the parts to see the new repeating desgin|
|Deb loved how this works!|
|what my design would look like if I wanted it to repeat...when the edges line up they will make the pattern|