When we were working with Spanish III class on a PBL project, Creating Social Awareness Through Art, I immediately thought of Tonia, The Barefoot Artist. Tonia and I were in art classes together throughout high school and I've always thought she was so creative and talented in art. I also keep in touch with Tonia on Facebook and I've been able to follow her career as a mural artist. I knew she was the perfect artist to come and inspire our students in their PBL mural project. We were very fortunate to have Tonia come to our school and give a presentation with some of her original artworks as well as slideshow of her murals. Tonia also worked with our students walking around and giving advice on their individual pieces. We all learned so much from Tonia and appreciate all her ideas and suggestions for our collaboration project. It was Tonia to suggest our mural come together in a 3-D installation. Thank you Tonia, it turned out amazing!!!
Please check out Tonia's website: http://www.thebarefootartist.com
On December 10th, we were so fortunate to have amazing watercolor artist and photographer, Ryan Fox, come to our art classes to demonstrate the pouring watercolor technique. We learned how to play with liquid watercolors and release control of painting to let the water do the painting. We used masking techniques with rubber cement and hairdryers to cover our paper in multiple layers of dancing colors. Ryan brought in his beautiful works of art, slide show presentation, and demonstrations to inspire the art students to explore and create. We had so much fun with Ryan and I really appreciate him for donating his time to spend the entire day with me and all my classes. Thank you Ryan Fox for sharing with us!
Please checkout Ryan's website to view his beautiful watercolor artworks: http://www.rfoxphoto.com/index.html
On December 8th, we were very fortunate to have a visiting artist come to our school and share her artistic journey with sculpting and painting. Holly presented slides of her artworks spanning from high school, college, and art careers. She also brought in multiple sculpture pieces, some complete and some under construction. My Sculpture/Ceramics I & II classes observed the artist in action as she demonstrated her lengthy process of creating her coiled ceramic sculptures. WOW!!! We were all impressed with her creativity, skills, craftsmanship, patience of the process, and her extreme kindness to us all. THANK YOU HOLLY FISCHER, for sharing your vision, passion, and pursuit of happiness through art!
Please visit http://www.hollyfischer.com/ for more information on Holly and her artistic journey.
Stormy Schumann-Art & Design Studio Director / Instructor / Facilitator for Vernon Malone College & Career Academy.
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