I hope y’all are having a good night!
I know, I know, I am behind the times on updating my wonderful adventures at the Bascom!
Boys & Girls Club
So the week before last I had the pleasure of teaching an art project with the Boys & Girls Club. Our project was to go outside on the trail and take photos using silhouettes of animals found in North Carolina. It was a great project and a lot of fun! Sadly, weather compromised our adventure for the first session, but here at the Bascom we don’t let weather stop us in our art making! Instead we went throughout the Bascom to find images, artwork or places that would make cool imagery within the silhouette!
The second session of students were able to go out onto the trail and to take photos using different elements of nature to make their art! Both sessions were quite successful and is a project that anyone can do at home with their children!
Art By Appointments
My art by appointments are growing and I am getting such a great opportunity to work with some really talented and bright students in Highlands. There a few similarities in what they want to learn but overall. Each of them are working on different projects. Alex finished his self portrait about two weeks ago. Now, we are working on creating two images to work with dry and wet mixed media. Kara Lynn is experimenting with charcoal and trying to learn how to do portraits and figures better! Sophie is experimenting with digital painting and our next meeting will start her project in digital painting. Leah, the latest student I’m working with is finishing up her insect illustrations from a previous instructor. So much creativity and talent and so little time… my time at the Bascom is slowly coming to an end in roughly a month, but I plan to find my way back after I finish my MFA! Let us see what happens.
Rec. Center Self Portraits!
At the Rec. Center we are starting to work on Expressive Self-Portraits! This past week we worked on creating the backgrounds for our self-portraits and this upcoming week, we’ll be finishing them. So creative and colorful, it experimented with soft pastels which became such a fun messy experience!
This past Saturday at the Nature Center was the Faerie festival! I held a workshop where the kids participating could make their own faeries, color them, cut them out and tape them to sticks! It was a lot of fun and a great time all around!
Calling All Artists within Western North Carolina!
I am currently working with our Art Education Resident Kristina Baker on working on some prints to create based from her paintings – imagery, concepts, etc. We are still in sketch and layout phase, but as we continue on, in this project I will be posting the process! If you are interested please let me know!
I will meet with artist(s) they create a piece of art and then I interpret it into a print. The prints will be theirs in authorship (signage) and we will make an edition (10-15) . Their will be a split 60/40% between me and the artists. The prints that I collect go to the Bascom to sell in their shop or to use in auctions and/or events.
Right now, I want the experience but if things go well the idea will probably grow. Let us find out!
Please email me if you are interested in this opportunity!
Once again, thanks for reading and I hope to see you at the Bascom!
-Cecily Brooke Howell