Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Arts Program at HBMS

Over the course of several days students at the Summer Arts Program at Hoff-Barthelson Music School explored painting without brushes. 
Students used golf balls dipped in paint to create paintings that had energy and movement like Jackson Pollack's action paintings. A palette of light and dark colors that worked well together produced endless combinations of unique paintings. 
Mark Making is a technique students used to create a variety of designs using the edges of index cards dipped in paint. Index card edges were used straight, curved, and bent in an L shape. Students created a variety of appealing patterns on the paper with their index cards. 
Instead of brushes students blew through straws to move the paint around their paper. Both one color and multiple colors produced interesting and organic paintings. Images naturally revealed themselves to the individual viewer.