Thursday, February 10, 2011

VALENTINE COLLAGES - Step One - Collect your fun items..


MEMORY frames and conversation hearts.  Those of you who enjoy scrap-booking, journaling, and just creating whimsical home decor items... watch for upcoming posts with the step-by-step process of the projects.   Here's step 1...

COLLECT SPECIAL THINGS... scrap book paper, hearts, stickers, buttons, photographs, magazine clippings, recipes, special phrases, and stuff to make you smile (that if you cut and paste on something you won't regret..)... make color photocopies of those special things that you cannot replace.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Independent Study - Weekend Classes

Independent Study students enjoy the beautiful Southern California at various outdoor locations throughout the year.  I utilize free and public locations througout the Los Angeles area to inspire and instruct young students in building skills and compostions that can be incorperated into a portfolio.

Lessons include:  thumbnail sketch, perspective, line, shadow and shading, size, scale, shape, and composition.

Recent Locations:  Exposition Park, Alondra Park, Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center...

You can't complain about the weather, on a Sunny January Morning when the sun is out and the sky is blue...

Geese to a gander at the drawings

A photo demonstrating Balance and Proportion in Composition

Working in Charcoal and Chalk to plan out the Composition