Face to Face: Day 2

Today we watched a few videos and discussed distance, color, and impact. From there we had an impromptu photo shoot. We used our photos to set up a grid drawing on Yupo* paper. The artists selected their own materials – markers, watercolor, sharpies, gouche, or paint.

*Yupo is a compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers. It’s a synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, stain-resistant, and extremely strong and durable.

The emphasis today was on color exploration**. Chuck Close and Eric Daigh inspired us to not just use the colors we thought were there but to really LOOK and SEE color.

**This was completely student driven as I imagined us covered in charcoal smudges all week. The beauty of May Term is listening to the students, giving feedback, changing course, and failing.

The plan is to wrap these up tomorrow and explore one more activity – drawing in the negative. Students will cover a sheet with charcoal and then erase out the highlights that they see. Students will then be able to choose a final project (media and subject).

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