Sunday, October 25, 2009

Common Journal

We decided to start a common journal in a note book kept in the studio. The first page asks: 
What is it like?
artistic process?
social process?
economic process?
What record do we create?
here's an entry from week 3:
"Well into week 3. Is it really week 3? We are stronger and eaking into courageousness despite spelling and technical difficulties. Color is mighty. And we speak of looking into a color, letting it enter our being and experiencing what happens. And we learn patience, the year of painting is still in a fledgling stage. We learn patience as we pick color, in water, up onto our brushes and apply our brushes to pages with our own form of intention.
Well, we are in week 3. Painting continues. Words follow.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Free Columbia goes to ARTSWALK in Hudson NY

On October 17 we went to ARTSWALK. Here we looked at many varieties of creating. We continued our ever evolving discussion on "What is ART?"

green in process

The First Week

We started with a course on color. How are the colors related? How do they move? We worked to develop technique and experiences.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Free Columbia Art Course has had a very active beginning. We have 4 full time and 28 part time students painting and having lively discussions five days per week. Here are some photos and comments from our first 6 weeks.