|Grid Method Of Drawing|
Artist/teacher Mark Stankiewicz demonstrates how to use a grid to break a picture into small pieces.
He explains the process of looking at the picture as many individual parts and has students draw what they see in each square onto another sheet of paper. Eventually the parts come together as a whole - and they will have a completed picture.
This method helps build drawing and math skills (proportion and ratio), boosts self-confidence and gives children the satisfaction of seeing a completed piece of art that they have created.
Students will also come away from this workshop with a life lesson - nothing is too big or complicated if you break it down into smaller pieces.
Grades 3-12 & Adult
Self Portrait & Arts & Math Residencies Available
|Imagination In Motion|
The Art of Collaboration Workshop
This interactive workshop begins with an excerpt performed from the Imagination in Motion assembly. Students will be asked to think about what made the performance fun and engaging, then artists Paul Rajekas & Neil Intraub will introduce the Three C's: Concentration, Cooperation and Commitment.
The students learn that before your can get up on stage to express your imagination you must learn how to watch, listen and develop self-control. Students are invited to practice these skills by "performing" a variety of childhood games such as Red Light/Green Light and Telephone. They take turns performing the exercises while others sit and watch as "active" observers, paying attention to the details of the performance.
Paul and Neil finish the workshop by choreographing a short performance involving every student in attendance. Students learn the similarities between writing a performance and writing in class: each story requires a main idea and a beginning, middle and end. Finally, students learn to add appropriate details to bring the story to life.
The Art of Collaboration Residency Available
Chris Marksbury; CM Photos
|Introduction To Impressionist Painting|
In this workshop students are introduced to the impressionistic effect that can be created using every color on the palette. Artist Kevin Brooks explains and demonstrates the technique of this quick, spontaneous method of painting which teaches how pure direct color is applied for a brilliant effect. Students also learn that this historic style was made famous by such artists as Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro.