First, it was just great fun to teach such a capable, curious, engaged (and engaging) group of students. They truly are the "cream of the crop," and tackled everything I threw at them with good humor and excellent results. In both Fabric Painting 3 Ways and in Art Journaling to Kickstart Creativity, our goal was to experiment, to try many techniques and activities, to explore rather than to make finished products. Nonetheless, I was impressed at what students were able to do, Take a look at what happened in Fabric Painting;
|Some great work with Dye-na-Flow silk paints|
|One student's take on Van Gogh, using Neocolor II watercolor crayons on cotton|
|Students applying Dye-na-Flow silk paint after their resisted designs have dried|
|Applying Pebeo gutta resist to stretched silk. Resist contains the free-flowing silk paint|
"inside the lines."
|This resist design turned out great!|
|So did this one!|
|Using a toothbrush to push Shiva Paintstik oil paint onto fabric inside masked-off areas.|
The red-orange area shows a pattern transferred from a rubbing plate underneath.
|Using rubbing plates and a Shiva paintstik to transform an "ugly" commercial fabric.|
|This student's marks and lines convey particular emotions.|
|a collection of linear patterns gleaned from magazines and other sources|
|collage combining varieties of shape and line|
|a grayscale constructed from found papers|
I first started preparing for Convergence over a year ago. It's hard to believe it's finally come and gone. I'm already looking forward to 2018.