Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sketchbook Project 2013

Printmaker, Courtney Coriell, told me about this project. You order and create a sketchbook which is included in the Brooklyn Art Library -a small storefront in Brooklyn entirely made up of these sketchbooks from around the world. My sketchbook and Coriell's sketchbook will be on the Right/Write When You Get There tour of the mid-west this year. Visit The Sketchbook Project website for more info or participation.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Late Spring 2013 Enchanted Forest Installation with Students


During my regular after school art classes, I talked to my 1st-11th grade students about doing an art installation together in our downstairs gallery. Because I am a fiber artist by trade, I asked the installation focus on fiber work. I taught them how to do twine method basketry and we looked at Appalachian basketry design for our form. I then gave them the option to make small people/animals out of Sculpey clay to include inside the baskets. Our theme was Enchanted Forest. Later I taught the modified twine method I use in my own work, and invited them to create vessels. The following images is the installation in the front two gallery windows at the studio.