Thursday, March 26, 2009
REal quick..I took a class in Adventures in Art this morning for my daughters school ( I am a docent) and this is what we did. I LOVE it and loved the process! We were suppose to think "Ugly" ......no pretty portraits. I think this is what I look like when I get cut off by a irresponsible driver...but I digrese........ Todays paintings were based on Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso,Frida Khalo etc. This particular technique was specifically based an a real LIVING artist named Vladimir Cora. Incredible! I am so happy that I signed up for these classes. For those of you who don't know what Adventures in ARt is, it's an art program designed for public schools so that children can do art. Unfortunately art is not mandatory or a part of the curiculum any more and kids miss out unless the teacher can squeeze it in. So Adventures in Art was started several years ago (by a mom I think) and parents volunteer by taking a course every 6 weeks on a different medium and then bring that project into the classroom for the kids to participate and make cool art with a brief history. That's it in a nut shell.