In December 2019 I gave my mixed media class students an assignment for the last two sessions – come up with a proposal, including materials, theme, and techniques, for work to be done independently in class.
One student worked on a large representation of a section of her living room. I wanted to have a project myself (to keep from hovering over the students) so I had brought a canvas and materials to class myself, but…no ideas. (I obviously did not follow my own class requirements.)
The student mentioned above was working at a table in front of me. I asked her if I could use her composition as a reference. She was amenable, so I did a version of her living room, from a reversed position and looking at it upside down (though I created the picture right-side up from my point of view). I guess it’s a mirror image I was making.
It ended up looking nothing like hers, except for having a chair and fireplace in it, but…I enjoyed it and it did cut down on my interference with the students’ work.
I did most of it in class and finished it up at home later on.
Acrylics, inks, crayons – 20″ x 16″, December 2019.
That chair is very inviting. (K)
Thank you. I wish I had a photo of Mary Ann’s image to show you – her chair looked absolutely luxuriously inviting and soft.
Thank you. I think my class, in which I was the teacher, taught me as much as (I hope) I taught the students. I like this painting and it will always remind me of this particular class and the enthusiasm of my students, including the one whose painting inspired me.
What a wonderful project you did! Nice alternative to hovering 🙂
Thank you. I have to make sure I don’t interfere with the students as they work on their projects, unless requested. Doing something of my own keeps me from being…annoying!