The second class of the Thinking Outside the Canvas adult art class began with pushing paint around on gessoed paper to create a colour field upon which the students will build additional layers over the next two classes. The final piece will be a mixed media collage loosely based on an image/photo that each student brought to the class to serve as inspiration and reference for many of the exercises.
This class was all about print-making, from basic inkblots using india ink and acrylic paint, to direct transfers made by drawing into styrofoam and painting with acrylics...the results were amazing, and the process simple but addictive!
The students also learned how to make a monoprint using watercolour crayons and watercolour paints, and ran their plates through a press...very rewarding pulling the print off of the plate!
Tune in for next week's installment of Thinking Outside the Canvas!