Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to school 2016-17!

Founders Memorial School Artists! The studio is ready for you! New pastels, paints and markers are unpacked and just WAITING for your ideas and creative expression!
I can't wait to see you in a few days to begin our creative journey together!
Love, Ms. G

Monday, January 11, 2016

Zentangle kicks....

On the subject of Zentangles, check out the sneakers that Navarro got for Christmas!
They were plain old white and he Zentangled them!
Awesomely inspiring!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Zentangling, Line Weight & Breaking the Picture Plane

Here is a small sampling of our zentangling unit
We chose animals that interested us and were very thoughtful about composition. Our goal was to create an exciting subject layout by breaking the picture plane. In non-artspeak, that means laying out your subject so it enters the paper and exits at points to create a great visual. Interestingly, our brains automatically provide the 'information' about the parts of the animals we cannot see.

Weaving demonstration....

So, we interrupt this zentangle lesson for a short video by a Founders artist...we recently got a BIG loom to work on during any free times we have, and well, we are kind of OBSESSED! One of the artists here, made a demo video to show us how its done! Take a look right here:

(click above to link to video)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hello School Year 2015-16! We have started out the year by creating our fresh new portfolios, and are making Zentangle sea creatures with our names to decorate them!
Zentangling is a calming and creative way of using line and different line weights in patterns to draw.
You can find out more about it here
or here
And find all kinds of patterns to practice here
Stay tuned, so far we are having an amazing year!
the artists at FMS

Thursday, October 16, 2014

artist quote.....

 It is amazing in art how one line can create a whole different picture"


So excited for this new year.....

So far, we have created portfolios to hold our work, made a rainbow mural composed of our individual self portraits and tested out our brand new easels....