Just spent a cold, rainy week in Texarkana but enjoyed every minute of it. For four days, four different classes I taught pastel and mixed media to some really great young adults at the Arkansas High School. The first day the students prepared paper with black acrylic and pumice for their support to paint the subject of outer space which I thought would be exciting to do. I really feel they got into it and did an excellent job.
The last two days were collaging on watercolor paper with different types of papers, (opaque colored papers, tissue, napkins and oriental papers) in a cruciform composition. The last day pastel was applied on the dry collage finishing up their compositions almost. Some outstanding pieces were accomplished. Here is a slide show of the happenings.
On Friday and Saturday I moved on into the adult side teaching for the Four State Regional Art Club. On Friday they learned the pastel mixed media like the high school and they did quite well also.Saturday was a little different working in Miniature Abstract mixed media in Watercolor. Guess I was just in a mixed media mood for that week. I was unsure how I would hold up teaching for 6 days and demonstrating one evening but I did it and felt like I accomplished a lot, along with teaching a variety of techniques and experiments to a great number of students. Here are a few pictures of the adults working hard.
I am an artist who has been creating for many years in all types of media.