Wednesday, December 05, 2007

goodness, it's Wednesday!

This was day 3 of Surface Design for Art Quilts and it has been non-stop since Monday. Class from 9-4 and then, of course, going back to the studio at night for a couple of hours. Today we took a field trip and the class spent all afternoon buy things they simply had to have for printing. We hit 3 dollar stores, the supermarket, the bakery (well, not for printing), the Rite-Aid, the lumber store, and the auto supply store. Saying they are obsessed is an understatement.

This group is so motivated they don't want to stop! We have done something different every day and their work is getting better and better. Two of the students have not done surface design before and they are having the time of their lives discovering what they can do to cloth. Here is Mary on Monday with her first printed fabric. Can you tell she hates every minute? These are a couple more of her "beginner" pieces.



The first day, we had a little trouble with the hot water faucet, which had no handle because the screw thingies (threads?) were stripped. After we had spent a day struggling to turn it on with a pliers, Maddie decided to find another solution. She wrapped the faucet knob in duct tape and after that, it was easy! Thank you, Maddie.Here is one of Maddie's gelatin-plate printed pieces. That's all for now. I have to go back to the studio and see what mischief they are making - or maybe put my feet up till the next gourmet meal...

3 comments:

Russ Little said...

Oh, it all looks so great. I wish I was there to share in the fun and excitement. I love those monoprints. They're outstanding.

Judy said...

I'm impressed with your students' class pieces. Like Russ, I wish i was there too. And you are correct, Mary loks like she is hating every minute of this tortuous experience with you! HA!! It appears that she may actually have snagged a piece or two of gutter guard too!
xo dear one!

Frances said...

wonderful work I wish I was there too, it sounds like you are all having a great time,