The Daily Blog
From the Portrait and Style: Painting class at ActonArt: some lovely, loose watercolor portraits.
The Portrait and Style class in the Spring trimester focuses on cartooned portraits, so be looking forward to that!
Some choice Chibi characters from the Manga 1 class at ActonArt!
These chibi characters have intentionally abstracted proportions in order to make them look more cute and childlike.
From ActonArt’s Oil Painting class: palette knife birds.
Palette knives also help loosen up brush strokes and create more energetic pieces - this type of mark-making is very complimentary to flighty birds!
Welcome to the Spring Trimester at ActonArt! For our first Foundation Drawing project, students are drawing some sea life!
The leafy sea dragon is a master of disguise, able to blend in with its sea-weedy surroundings.
From the Creative Drawing class at ActonArt: stick drawing!
Often, students find themselves drawing too tightly, creating stiff lines and rigid pieces. By forcing students to draw with materials adhered to long sticks, they must surrender themselves to lose strokes and being more forgiving with their mark-making!
At ActonArt in the Portrait and Style: Painting class, students were working with watercolors to create soft skin tones.
That finishes up the choice project in Foundation Drawing here at ActonArt - we’ll see you next week for the start of the spring trimester!
From the Intro to Oil Painting class at ActonArt - limited color cartoons!
In the Art Year Program at ActonArt, students were continuing their study of sculpture.
In this project, students were using layers of toned paper to create the illusion of a subject.
From the Creative Drawing course at ActonArt: Art Inspiration!
It’s important as an artist to get out of your own head sometimes and look around at the world. Other artists have been inspiring and amazing in their creations, and by trying a “style copy” we can maybe learn a few new things and get inspired to try something we’d never think of on our own.
In this instance, students were looking at artesanías, or Mexican folk art. It’s bright colors and patterns combined with a flat depth of field create startling and wonderful images.