Feedback | Synthesizing projects > Art classes Nr. 12 & 13

 

Lines – Textures – Colors – Rhythms – Composition  

 

> Searching for textures and patterns in our close surrounding

> Transforming our photographs in colored papers to be used in a later project

> Making our own textured papers

> Interpreting an observed familiar scene

 

Ten minutes are enough to find hundreds of textures in our surrounding

 

 

First exercise in the studio to mobilize our knowledge and soften our hand

     

 

Creating our own textured paper sheets

 

 

About colors and composition : abstract works in progress

 

 

   

 

A video : don’t forget to put on the sound ! 

Click on the next picture to see the birth of our « Abstract Works in Progress »

 

The Baobabs Project: step Nr. 3

From Madagascar to another planet

Our photographs as background to produce paper sheets for collage

Research on complementary colors

 

 

Sketching each other. Quick and with confidence

 

 

Lines, textures, colors, rhythm and composition : our final works

 

Last words for this feedback

I’m writing you this message to let you know that c&b-Art Studio will close for a summer break.

I wish all my dear students good time and hope to see you back in the studio in fall for new art discoveries. 

Many thanks for being interested in art.

Christine

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Feedback | Watercolor and works in progress > Art class #11

  • Papers made for a future project
  • Simple landscapes
  • Project Baobab, step 1
  • Project Jump into the Spring, step 2

 

 

 

 

Hand colored papers, material to be used later

 

Landscape, first exercises

 

 

 

Project Baobabs

Photograph by DEA | C.Dani – I.Jeske

Step #1

 

 

 

Project Jump into the Spring

Step #2

 

Work in progress

Have a week full of discoveries.

Christine

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Feedback | Add colours! > Art class #10

Always look at artistic images on a screen as wide as possible

 

What are you looking for?

 

Remember. We have all a basic graphic expression: our handwriting

 

 

Forget what you know!

Just look closer and closer. And restart. And restart again.

 

 

Defining « values » in a face

More exercises about colours

Inspired by a stone

 

 

New step into the challenging world of portraiture. Adding colours.

 

 

     

 

 

Congratulation!

Keep exploring new ways and you’ll make exciting discoveries!

Enjoy art.

Christine

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Feedback | Contrasted surfaces – Art class #9

Learning to do art

Look at thing – look – look – look!

Then draw!

 

Be confident – Be quick – Be open to new ways…

Understand the purpose of each exercise!

Be critical. Search always what is good and what is bad in your work. Repeat the exercises. Practice as much as you can.

 

 

Yes, I did add some grey into the background of this beautiful but not completed drawing…Guess why…

 

 

Developing a more personal project

 

Approaching a new technique : watercolours

 

Have a wonderful time looking differently at things!

Christine

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Feedback | Portraiture 1 > Art class #8

The most important > How to bring LIFE into our works? 

To do art is a constant research, a perpetual learning, a lifelong work in progress

art class #2 > Relaxing our hand to free the gesture

 

art class # 3 > Searching for composition

 

art class #6 > Searching for textures

 

art class #7 > Searching for patterns

 

art class #7 > Searching for movements

>> A project >> Jump into the spring! >>>

 

Portraiture 

 

Well done > You are great >> You work hard >>> You learn a lot >>>> It’s fun 

Hope to see you back here soon >>>>>> Enjoy life!

Christine

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Feedback | People in mouvement 3 – Class #7

Move!

 

Acting: a great way to do documents to be used during the next classes

Tuesday evening class

 

Thursday afternoon class

 

Move together. Call me a taxi!

 

Move together. We need wood for the winter!

 

Have fun, you’ll be better!

 

From black to colors. From felt pen…

 

…to watercolor pencils

Do not imagine the result. If you want to discover your own artistic expression, you’ll have to follow paths that you don’t know. Always adopt a research attitude.

We ad colors to our people in mouvement

 

« One should be a painter. As a writer, I feel the beauty, which is almost entirely colour, very subtle, very changeable, running over my pen, as if you poured a large jug of champagne over a hairpin.”
Virginia Woolf, The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Volume Six, 1936-1941

I wish you a colorful week.

Christine

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Feedback | Spring, people, patterns – Class #6

Spring is back ! A great source of inspiration ! 

Using patterns in art

Nature invaded our work table

Starting from wilderness to understand interest of patterns

Goal number 1: to get a lively line !

 

Bringing patterns into our drawing of people in movement

  

 

Lines and patterns in art: visit to the White Cube Gallery to discover artists Sarah Morris and Zhou Li

Tell us why it’s your favorite painting…

 

« There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace – these qualities you find always in that the true artist captures. You can find it in the turning of the seasons, the way sand trails along a ridge, in the branch clusters of the creosote bush of the pattern of its leaves. We try to copy these patterns in our lives and in our society, seeking the rhythms, the dances, the forms that comfort.[…] »  Frank Herbert, Dune

Search for patterns around you!  Have a good week!

Christine

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Feedback | People in movement 2 – Class #5

 

Learning to look at things

Students taking pictures from people in movement

 

Quick drawing from a person in movement

Drawing five different music

 

Look closer, look carefully, search for all details. A way to learn to look.

 

Become creative from a given starting point

 

Thank you for your attention.

If you want to sing, you have to learn to listen to sounds. If you want to draw, you have to learn to look at things.

I encourage you to look more around you.

Christine

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Knowing each others | A warm encounter

Let’s imagine

 

If we would be asked before our birth in what kind of world we would like to live, we probably would answer:

 » I’d like to be born in a world without discrimination, with equal consideration for all, with parity of salary, with similar care for everybody, with great jobs for all, in accordance to physical and intellectual capacities of each , … ».  And so on…

 

Leave a stone | A current work in progress by ATD-Fourth World-Dublin

 

Before we are born, we don’t know on which plate of the different scales which measure and compare the human beings we’ll be settled. Among the poor or the rich? The coloured or the white? The intelligent or the stupid? The nice looking or the disabled?

And after our birth?

After being born, each person needs to build a strong identity. So the next question will be : « What makes me unique in a world of seven point five billions individuals? » The common answer is: « I belong to a special tribe ».

                           

 

But in fact, similarities between human beings are much more than differences. The basic needs are the same for all. 

Click here to watch a spot made by Danish Television TV2 to introduce how close all people are.

ATD-people are not one kind of people. The reasons to belong to the so called Fourth World are many: being more sensitive, more creative, more personal than the majority. Being provided with other tools than the ones commonly used to follow the main stream. Having encounter problems that are not solved yet,…

 

The community garden where the stones project will get a place to become a permanent art work

 

Gardens which lead to dreamed homes

 

Artist Katherine Michelle Sankey develops ideas on how to finalise the stones project with ATD-people

   

 

A trip to London

Pierre and Fabienne Klein are actually responsible for ATD-Fourth-World-Dublin. In a short time, they will go back to France to endorse other functions in this international movement aimed to eradicate poverty and restaure dignity to the poorest among us. Dann is the guy who will replace Pierre and Fabienne in Dublin. He works for the moment for ATD-London. To make the change easier for everybody, and to promote exchanges and reflexions beyond the local borders, the two groups decided to meet in London.

 

A program in four steps

 

Step 1 : Landing and settling  In London’s vicinity

 

Step 2. Meeting in ATD-Center of London for exchange life experiences and develop strategies against poverty. A rich and fruitful moment.

 

Step 3. Enjoying London’s touristic attractions

 

Step 4. Convivial  reception, organised by myself and my husband Heinz, at c&b Art-London

Pierre Klein and his wife Fabienne will return to France – Dann Kenningam will lead the ATD Center in Dublin

Learn more on ATD programme by clicking here

 

Let’s know.

I read  this beautifully illustrated book published by ATD-Fourth World Dublin, and discovered some personal life histories told by Dubliner people struggling within complicated situations. I wish all a brighter future. 

It was great spending time with you Long, Agate, Paul, Linda, Calvin, Ross. Annemarie, Mark, Lynn, Chloe, Eileen, Christina, Terence, Anthony, Stephen, Amy, Dean, Jason, and all other we had the chance to meet on Friday April 12.

Christine

Please note : The philosophical question at the beginning of this article is a concept known as the ‘veil of ignorance’, which goes back to the Enlightenment philosophers, but which was popularized by the American John Rawls in his 1971 treatise, A Theory of Justice.

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Feedback | People in movement 1 – Class #4

April 9 and 11

     

 

Introduction. To train our hand, we seek to express the specific character of each music by different lines

   

 

 

15 minutes time to capture people in mouvement with our smartphone. The portfolio will be used during our next class.

It may be embarrassing to point our camera in direction of unknown people.

Among those people, one at least in known…:-)

 

Drawing the body. First exercise: the scarecrow

t’s easy to recognise a human being! The maestria of African artist in stylising people inspired lots of great artists before us. Just to mention Picasso…

Artefacts photographed at The Musée Branly in Paris

     

 

   

 

 

Life drawing.

End of session

 

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
Martha Graham

I wish you to move with pleasure toward our next encounter. .

Christine

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