Last week I had the pleasure of introducing a fellow artist to digital art. We had a wonderful time and since then I’ve enjoyed seeing her continue to get creative with the medium. I thought I’d share with you a few of the images from our afternoon. I did introduce some techniques for creating digital art on a blank page (canvas, if you will) as well as introduced her to fractal artwork but the bulk of our time was spent with photo manipulations. This first one and we basically just played with the various filters in Photoshop on a single image to make it into something more artistic. This is what we came up with:
The next creation we used three different images and layered, altered and blended them into something new:
Pretty cool! We were both pleased with how this one turned out!
At her request I had been “running” the computer and doing the work while she watched, took notes, asked questions and gave input on the creations. For the final photo manipulation of the day I put her in the “drivers seat” and watched/guided her through the process. She did an amazing job!
How awesome is THAT!?!
I really enjoy sharing through teaching! You are always welcome to email or call me with a request for a class. There is also a calendar on my website that shows dates that I am available for instruction, as well as a page with the various topics that I am happy to share. Don’t see a date or topic you’re looking for on there? Just ask!
Here is a selection of images from the different “Introduction to Mandala Art” classes that I hosted this summer. The last one is finished so I thought it was a good time to show them. Well, perhaps not the last one EVER, but at least for the year! Here are some images of student artwork – I’m always so amazed at all the different designs that are created in these classes.
I’m excited to be expanding into the second phase of mandala art! Want to join in? Class details will be in the next post!
The collage class last Wednesday was a lot of fun! I always love seeing the creativity that others have once introduced to a medium and this was no exception. The variety and styles were all so different, once again showing how unique each of us really are.
The layers of paper started building early into the session.
Once they discovered their direction you could see each new item added refining their vision.
Looks like fun, doesn’t it? There is another collage class scheduled for Saturday, March 24th from 9:30 to noon, so you haven’t missed your chance yet!
With their kind permission I am posting some images created by students in my recent “Nature Based Art Class”. I truly enjoyed getting to know everyone who participated! Additionally it was great fun to create and share artistic ideas with a group. I hope each student had fun during the process.
It is so much fun to see how different each person’s art is! Many of the images I am posting are digital collages, created in Photoshop Elements.
As you can see, even though they all used images of nature from photos the end results were quite varied!
In addition to taking photos and creating digital collage we experimented with some alternative printmaking techniques.
The printmaking projects were photographed and incorporated into some of the digital collages and/or used to create a collage on canvas.
The added benefit to teach is also that I get to play with my camera, with printmaking, with paint and paper and do activities that I probably would otherwise not take or make the time to do! I am hoping to have another session early in 2009, if you have ideas or would like to be included in the contact list for upcoming classes please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!