Monday, April 9, 2012

marianne's mixed media mash up, v1

my theme for the year seems to be do things that scare you. stretch, push yourself, learn that it's ok. so when amy asked me to teach a mixed media class at wingtip press i said yes.

and i thought about what i have liked in workshops i've taken, and what i could teach and how to facilitate play (cuz really, mixed media is about play). and then i thought that maybe i hadn't planned enough, but i didn't want to over think it.

tonight was the first night, and we had fun. here's the clean table at the beginning. 5 students, everyone had 2 6x6 canvasses & 2 8x10 baltic birch panels to work on.

paula laying her foundation

miriam putting things together

the table looking more normal-

panels drying in the print rack :)

and the canvasses-

we had fun- and i am looking forward to more fun next week. this week we laid the background, next week we'll continue to build on that, adding layers & texture & a focal point and the last week we'll put the finishing touches on things.

what a great evening- can't wait for more!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Looks absolutely WONDERFUL and that everyone made good progress!
Obviously FUN was involved~~good on you for keeping the fun of discovery in the mixed media.
I always seem to *discover* things when I've screwed something up big time, set it aside, then think---Oh, that's not bad at all!
That's pretty good..... :-)


Pam McKnight said...

Looks like you have all the bases covered! Fun class! Can't wait to see how they all turn out.

Barb said...

Gosh, this does look like fun! Can't wait to see them CHANGE.

marianne said...

thanks all- it was fun! great students! i can't wait til next week!

becky said...

Looks like a ton of fun! Your students are lucky to have you... so glad you decided to teach a class!
(wish i could be there!)