Sunday, March 28, 2010

winter into spring

On Saturdays in February and March we worked with the feeling of winter turning into spring. We explored going from light to dark, to too dark! And then finding the light again. We watched the colors on our paintings change as the colors outside changed around us.

Color Moods

For 3 weeks in March, Ella Manor Lapointe came to teach a block on color moods. We painted "wet on wet", mixing colors to see what mood they would produce. In the second week Ella brought a hat filled with little pieces of paper. On each was a word. We pulled out our "fortune" and tried to determine how to mix it's color mood. What colors make up bold? serene? angry? crisp? contemplative?
In the third week we worked our moods into a sense of place.


For six weeks we worked with the processes of imagination. Working with stories and poems we let our inner pictures appear before us on the page.