Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I taught my first beginning collage class session at Naperville yesterday...went well.. after teaching for a few years now I've learned some things from my students as of where there might need to be more emphasis on understanding the Design aspects in art...you know the Elements and Principles...so we are very basic with our exercises but the purpose about this...it to be aware..not that everyone use or can use all the elements and principle of design in each piece of art they make but the can know what they like about art they look at and what they don't that way the can start to make better choices in their own works...So it was like picture lady in class and then I had 7 different image for them to each have and examine and share...so the first class was a lot of discussion and interaction with looking at different kinds of art...I know I'm pumped up on it just talking about it..
Today is a big step out in the unknown for me as I will be working with an Glass artist and we will be sharing and working together Gloria's back ground in the art of glass and it's wonders and me sharing about composition and how to get worthy composition out of you work...(glass work) so today I am the student and one happy and excited one...its one of those things that came my way and if I would have said no to it I would never know about the beauty of glass....what is really added pressure is someone already said I could teach at there place when I ready...OMGosh...and I wanted to head down the path of assemblage...can both happen along with collage...hmmm I'll need powers bigger then myself for help with this one if it's to be...
Packing a lunch a snack, tea, water and my grubbies and apron with my note book, pen and camera...almost need a hiking stick if feels like...but staying indoors today...hmmm but thats' an idea could pack my hiking boots and you never know after class session slip in a hike in the woods...Ok best bust a move...
special note: the supplies we will be using today... darn I get excited about this working with more tools...Yes!! do I know what this is all about? No but by the end of the day I pray to be WOWed...
As far as a materials list:
Let’s stick to COE 90, Bullseye if possible,
24 - 4” X 4” 1101-30F squares
Scrap glasses, a mix of opaque and transparent and clear as well
Glassine paints (any you have open they are fine)
Glassline papers (any)
UV glue and lamp
2 – 4” X 6” bevels
Frits, powders, stringers (any assorted)
6 precious metal decals
6 transfers (like the ones Cheryl French makes)
Small propane tank and head (for bending stringers)
2 sets of hand cutting tools and cutting boards
Some art brushes
Any Hanovia lusters, or bright gold/silver/platinum paint
Dremel with some diamond bits
A couple of small jewelry size kilns and shelves for quick firing
And of course the kitchen sink…..