Our brains tend to make big deals out of very small things – like facial features. For the next few weeks we’ll be working on our self portraits. This week we used a grid to practice getting things to scale. Young artists often make giant eyes high up on the head because they have strong and persistent imagery in their big brains. The grid helps reign in those false perceptions while getting the artists to face facts about just how delicate and nuanced eyes, noses and mouths really are, how sometimes all they need is a little shadow to make them appear. The reason why our mask-optional poses are at 45 degrees is that I have found that automatically making faces straight forward is another default habit that we hope to break by trusting what our eyes see, not what our brain thinks. Enjoy the kids’ grids, and scroll down for the class schedule.
Tues, March 30, 4-5:30 Down & Dirty
Wed, March 31, 3:45-5:30 advanced
Thurs, April 1, 4-5:30 Down & Dirty
Tues, April 6, 4-5:30 Down & Dirty
Wed, April 7, 3:45-5:30 advanced
Thurs, April 8, 4-5:30 Down & Dirty
Sat, April 10, 3-5:30 Ryan
If anyone wants April Vacation Art I’d be willing to do a couple of afternoons, say Wed and Thurs, 2-4 vacation special, regular class cost. Let me know if you’re interested.