Today, in Drawing, students looked at some sketches and final masterpieces of Renaissance artists. Fabric was a common sketch subject, as it helped artists understand shape and value as well as to give them practice for their masterpieces which often included drapery cloth. My drawing students are working on drawing this fabric using white conte crayon & charcoal on toned paper.
When I went to China in June of 2013, I was inspired by the beautiful designs and colors that were present everywhere we went. From the ornate door frames to shining peacock tails, I was absolutely in love. I want to capture both these elements and the faces of some of the beautiful people I met in a series of artwork this spring/summer. This is a piece inspired by the Dai village we visited in the Yunnan Province.
Wendy Decker joined the WMA upper-school art department in September of 2010. She is the yearbook advisor for The Hill Yearbook staff. She graduated with a BFA from Alfred University in December of 2009 with a concentration in oil painting and a New York State certification in K-12 Art. In December of 2012, she received her master's in Art Education from Boston University.
"With more free time, I am working to go back to my roots and explore the possibilities of drawing and painting. With my educational goals met, it is now time to focus on my own inspiration in order to keep the atmosphere in my classroom fresh."