“Reds Like Hearts” & “Pinks Like Candy”: Color Walks with Painting 1A

Arts Instructor Ascha Drake shares excerpts from a recent lesson on color.  The Painting 1A artists are beginning to think and work with color.  The painters began the term using only black and white and shades of gray, so diving into color requires some thinking and patience. There is a complexity to color that is …

Color

In the art studio we have been talking about color. How does color affect you? What colors do you gravitate towards? Students in the Drawing 1a class have been working with colored pencils to "scale-up" an image from a magazine. Math skills set the foundation for the project, as students gridded off an image from a …

Looking & Looking Again

"Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking." — Wallace Stevens Students in Drawing 1a have been looking closely at plant specimens in the art studio. Each artist selected a plant form, and began noticing the shapes, textures, patterns, and color layers. As a class they asked themselves: What can we learn from the natural …