Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pretty Ugly



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.

7 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I just love knowing that this kind of work is being done in the schools!!!

(and you've never looked lovelier! *snort*)

Denise said...

OMG......... that is a beautiful UGLY..... you go girl and is that not a wonderful thing that they are teaching in school...... feed their minds ..... encourage freedom of expression.........

good for you

Margaret said...

What a great project and cool result!

Back Through Time said...

Wow how cool! Fun to do too!!
I hope you frame it!
Michelle

ARTifact & whimsy said...

I LOVE this Robin and would love to learn the creative process for doing my own!!! I agree with you about art in schools, I to have volunteered classes at our local elementary school my son went to, the kids LOVE it as do the parents! Thanks for sharing this wonderful work of art with me:)
hugs,
Dawn Marie

TattingChic said...

I loved your comment about it "this is what I look like when I get cut off..." Very cute! Cool pieces!

Hope you stop on by for my 1st Blogoversary/100th post celebration! I'm even having a giveaway! Do come on over! Everyone is invited!!! :)

Mary lin Huskamp said...

This looks like fun!

xoxox