Paper mache pottery -week 2

The class began week 2 by making lots of paper coils to build up their pottery project.

It’s important to connect the coils together with tape to have a long continuous coil to build up your pottery.

The next stage is to build up the pottery symmetrically.

It’s takes time to build and mold the shape you want your pottery to transform into.

Focus and concentration is required.

Having some fun is also an important ingredient.

Deciding upon a pleasing shape and design is something every participant is searching for in their creative endeavor.

Working together in community helps one another learn the language of creativity.

By the end of this second session the paper coils were becoming pottery.

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. -Michelangelo

I hope you will stop by this blog to see the progress from week 2 to week 3 in this creative journey!

Week 6 -Exploring acrylic painting

Our final painting class was a flurry of activity as our painters speedily worked to complete their images.

How does one know when a painting is complete or finished?

Some questions to ask yourself to see if your work is complete: Is there enough contrast?

Does the composition make sense?

Is there harmony, unity and rhythm to your image?

Could you live with it?

Are you happy with your work and the effort that you have put into the current project?  If so it may be time to stop and move on to another project, with the option of returning to add, edit or change what you have initially begun in your image.  I was tremendously impressed and invigorated by the students in this class.  I hope they will continue their creative pursuits!