The children used mirrors to study their unique qualities and expressions. These portraits were made with shading pencils and oil pastels.
Allen Brook and Mansfield Art Studios
The painting above, made in '08-'09, depicts the old Williston train station. This is one of two images that depict historic buildings of our town. The children learned how to project an image, copy it onto canvas and observe angles, color values and tones and other details from the original black and white photos. They also imagined the colors of the building, sidewalks, train, clothing and surrounding landscape. The paintings hung for a while at Dorothy Alling Library and now are at Allen Brook School.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
|Glazed clay before final firing|
The children sketched ideas for their 3d animal sculptures. They then explored the properties of clay through sculpting, attachment and glazing techniques. The pieces were first bisque fired for approximately 12 hours, glazed and fired again. The artists were extremely excited to see the colorful and magical results.