Friday, October 4, 2013

Free Form Fabric Collage

Free Form Fabric Collage last night. Thank you, Arlington Center for the Arts, for bringing such wonderful students together.
 Last week, we started with VALUE: what it means in life and what does in art.
 Students made value scales for each definition. We talked about color preferences, the "whys" behind what had seemed like random choices.
Then they worked from photos to make small abstract collages, keying to value instead of color.
This week we worked with fusibles, making collages and then small screens. We'll print next week and collage some more.   This week we used fusibles, including fusible vinyl to make screens and stencils, which we'll use in the coming weeks.

So this morning, everything looked like collage material to me.
 I got out some "failed" paintings and rustled up a bunch of  tiny narrow collages.
Of course I had to do some printing.

 Then out came all kinds of other bits and pieces.
 Bookmarks! They'll be on sale this weekend at Lowell Open Studios. 
Find me in Studio 512
122 Western Avenue.

Sunday, 1-3 is demo day: I'll be printing away outside the studio.

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