For the "Creating Layers" workshop on Saturday, I used images from Chartres cathedral and old map of Chartres in my work.
Here are few close ups of my experiment on creating layers. They look like mini paintings within a painting!
Chartres (where I was born and grew up), France: Cathedral and the medieval town
My third workshop at Holly Dean's studio was on Creating Layers What kind of paint (fluid, soft body & heavy body acrylics) and acrylic mediums to choose to create various effects. We learned about interference paint and how to manipulate iridescent paint. How to conceal and reveals areas; pull forward and push others.
After studying the war of 1812 with their teachers, grades 1, 2 and 3 illustrated it in a form of a poster for a contest organised by Canadian Heritage. Students had few rules to follow: No words, letters and phrases were permitted, the use of Canadian symbols was encouraged, all artwork had to be in colour. Students focused on their favourite "heroes": Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh, Laura Secord and Lieutenant-Colonel Charles-Michel d'Irumberry de Salaberry.
The story ofLaura Secord was one of the most popular.
Top row from left to right: Artwork by Grade 3, Grade 2, Grade 1
Bottom row left to right: Artwork by Grade 2, Grade 1, Grade1
Above picture : Artwork by Grade 3
The poster contest is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 1812 War
Saturday I went to a workshop on collage at Holly Dean's studio.
We learned techniques on how to glue and which glue to use for a variety of papers, how to "push back" a photograph in a collage (making the edge of the photograph less visible), where to find copyright-free images online, how to make your own imagery. We also learn about composition.
In the afternoon, we worked on a collage using our own imagery or the one provided by Holly. We received as well in our package beautiful textured papers to use in our collage.
A whole day creating and learning!
Holly explaining how to transfer an image. Beautiful textured papers in the background
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is a picture of some of the artwork I have been working on for the last
few weeks and my new Da Vinci paint tubes which I received Friday. How
exciting it is to get new colours! My new watercolour artwork will be for sale in April...
Une de mes nouvelles aquarelles qui sera en vente en Avril...