The start of this class began with giving the next homework assignment. The assignment is titled " PERFECT MAN. PERFECT WOMAN". The students can use any medium. They can take the assignments' title as a lead into something or not us it at all. There is no limit on the time they can use to create. The STRATEGY.... You must know where your interest and time management lie. If you only have 30 minutes then you work that 30 minutes fully to accomplish something in that time frame.
Today's lesson involves working to create atmospheric perspective.
3Pictures are to be produced, drawing the same scene three times, changing up the atmospheric perspective, from Foreground, Middle ground, Background, to Middle ground, Background, Foreground, lastly, Background, Middle-ground, Foreground. There was 20 minutes per drawing for this exercise. The students can use graphite or charcoal to draw with.
CLASS TIME WAS OUTSIDE!!!!! Students were thrilled!
At about 3:30 we came in and the students posted their drawing up on the board and we went through them one by one. Most every student did pretty well. There is a great range of drawing styles and a few still need to loosen up when they draw. The middle-ground, background foreground seemed to be the most difficult for the students.
The students were told to do this assignment again at home before the next class. Practice, practice practice!!!!
I learned today that the students needed help. I was able to sit with most of them and discuss the drawings as they were working. I think this helped them with skill and trust with me and Maryann. It was a fun and beautiful day.
I have just begun my journey in the Masters of Fine Art Program at The University of Montana. I am currently "Shadowing" an art professor in her class to observe and learn what being a professor all about. As part of this process I have created this blog to document what I am learning.