Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Within this painting course we will be exploring a variety of different paints in order to paint the world around us. We will be working with plein air, outside scenes and landscape drawing, as well as working in the classroom. We will focus on honing in on the painting styles and techniques of each individual student. They will express what they see around them, what they view everyday in nature, and also what they see right in front of them. From the small details of a blade of grass that you depict on a much larger scale, to a sweeping landscape, we will be looking at nature and the beauty it withholds. Lots of sketching, drawing, and painting will be taking place. There will also be lots of learning and talking about the different things we can do to keep the nature that we gain so much from, in good condition. We will be doing collages of our ‘perfect’ landscape and then render these in paint. Going outside, being around what we are making artwork of, and from, will really make for a fun, creative, inspiring environment. Each individual student will be able to come up with their own style and method of painting these things around them they see. We will talk about landscape art and the role it has played throughout the centuries, and how it fits into the contemporary art world. We will play around with color and texture, and work on pieces that build up many layers of paint to create a relief painting with physical texture. We will be looking at lots of magazines and books to gain inspiration from, and some writing and storytelling will be incorporated into the art-making process. Overall, this class will be an amazing look into what we are surrounded by. We will be gaining knowledge, respect, and honing in on our artistic ability to depict the things around us.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thanks so much for all the love and support,
Weave Gone Nuts!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Eclectics Gallery Duo Trunk Show - Friday, April 30, 2010 Opening 6-9
KCWearhaus First Friday Solo Trunk Show - Friday, May 7, 2010 Opening 6-10
KCAI End of Semester Show and Sale - Friday, May 7, 2010 Open Fri (5pm-8pm) Sat (10pm-5pm) Sun 10am-2pm)
BFA Senior Exhibit at H&R Block Artspace April 27th
GRADUATION MAY 15!!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Just got the word that this summer I will be teaching for the KCAI Continuing Education Program with ages 6-8 and 9-11. Very excited to start my lesson planning and figuring out new and creative projects to do with them! Finding a space to have my solo exhibition at the end of the semester and involved in the BFA show, and 'A Sense of Place'. Things are opening up for me and can't wait to see what else comes with time! Making lots of connections with local galleries and boutiques and plan on having my work up at various places in Kansas City for the rest of the time we are here:) All in all, I'm a happy clam who needs to be working on midterm papers! Thought a quick update was in order, though! :):) Also, I am posting some recent photos of the shawls I am creating for this end of semester show. I hope to have 15-20 finished pieces. Any feedback or comments would be greatly
Monday, February 15, 2010
- So the Legacy begins, Weave Gone Nuts is coming to you from yours truly, ME, Sarah. I will be updating this blog throughout the next couple of months with photos of my work, my different projects going on, and the process of getting a solo exhibition and sale up and rolling before my graduation from the Kansas City Art Institute. A Senior in the Fiber Department, throughout my four years I have learned many things but weaving is what I love. I will post pictures of the different equipment I use in the weaving process and also of the weavings themselves. I will also be updating this with funny anecdotal information about my artmaking and the things that go through my head while doing my art and thinking about my art. Beautiful pictures, quotations I find profound or relevant, inspiring artists, and info on Kansas City local gallery exhibitions and shows will all be things I will include. I'm sure a little bit of personal insight will also be posted at random on Weave Gone Nuts.