Saturday, August 29, 2009

On week one...

I'd say it was a successful week. A lot of drawing got done and a lot of supplies were given out.
In other words: Thank you to all of the parents who contributed financially to your son/daughter's art education. We do many cool things in class (granted, I am biased here) and your support does not go without notice.
Two reminders: if you haven't brought your funds as of yet, please do so (or speak with me); Art 3's need their sketchbook by the fourth week of school (yes, we will use them in class).

Due dates thus far:
Art 4 - Sept. 16th
Art 2/3 - Pencil Still Life Due before Labor Day weekend (that's this week)
As for study drawings - those will be due the last week of the grading period, so check the board for those dates (they are different than ever before because of block scheduling

I will have canvases for sale as the year progresses. And I have more sizes to choose from than just the 16" x 20" canvases you'll need for projects. There is a price list next to your study drawing list in class.

Notes on supplies:
I buy almost all of our supplies from Dick Blick Art Materials in IL.
If you need some supplies for yourself, University Art is a great place locally, but there are retail stores from Dick Blick (just called Blick Art Materials), too. I know there is one on Van Ness in San Francisco...but that's a pretty long way to drive for a tube of paint. But if you happen to be in the city...

I can't wait for more of the year to get under our belt, and can only hope that everything else we do goes as smoothly as week one!

And one last thing: I know nobody really enjoys the still life process, but stick with it. It can be a great learning tool if you allow it, and before you know it all of those bottles, tea kettles, bones and cloth will be behind you!

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