5 years ago
August 26, 2011
August 17, 2011
We turned a corner and I found an open figure drawing session happening in the middle of the room where all the Monet, Degas and Van Gogh paintings were displayed. A half clothed male model was just standing in the middle of the room. There were 20+ people sitting around drawing! I thought it was a class, but it was free to the public! There were drawing pencils, paper, drawing boards and little stools for people to just sit down and sketch.
Ever since I can remember, I have loved to draw people. So, I opened my sketchbook (yes, I brought it to he museum!), clicked my pen into gear and sketched away for two minutes.
August 16, 2011
Today, the middle school art teacher (my classroommate) and I are organizing the studio for the second day in a row. The beginning of school is upon us! Today, we tackle the supply closet.
August 12, 2011
August 07, 2011
This is a trick one of my cooperating teachers taught me while I was student teaching. Packing tape turns any picture in a magazine into a translucent image. After two years, I've finally decided to try it.
1. Cut out the image you want from a magazine. You may also photo copy any image and use that. It must be small enough to fit within the dimensions of a strip of packing tape.
2. Cut and stick a strip of clear packing tape (even the cheapest brand will do!) onto the image and make sure to press and smooth so there are no air bubbles.
3. Soak in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 min
4. With your thumb, gently rub off the paper from the back of the tape, the image will remain.
5. Notice, the image is now translucent! The tape will no longer stick, so, to add to a project you can use a clear adhisive such as Clear Elmers School Glue or Glossy Modge Podge.
An easy and cheap addition to a scrapbook or a collage!