Studio shelfie, after a long day of glazing, waxing, packing and unpacking kilns, I’ll have more to show you tomorrow.
All the pink pots you might have seen in yesterdays post will soon, hopefully, end up like these. Covered in greens, blues, whites and greys, feldspathic glazes and celadons mostly. Potteries always end up full of buckets of glaze, tests, oddities, inherited materials and wood ash collected from a friend. I’ve always worked in potteries filled with endless buckets of glaze, stored away with faded labels and nothing but a layer of settled solid powder. It feels great having a clean slate so to speak, with just what I filling my studio but it has been scary how fast things have built up already, not even half a year in.
The space felt so bare moving in and now it’s already stuffed with kilns, wheels, giant workbenches and rows of pots. I can’t imagine what I’ll have to show you in a years time.
I'm so goddam domesticated... My art studio this week has a full kitchen, and I've learned that a refrigerator makes an excellent easel. Just think! Make art right next to the snacks!
I baked the best bread of my life, (so far). An overnight poolish did the trick.
Come learn the art of drawing letters and recreate your favourite scripts and fonts, using nothing but a pencil from Ramya (@the.rbtrary)
On 2nd February 2020
At Curioplay, Alwarpet, Chennai.
From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Workshop Fee: 2199 (inclusive of art materials, food and refreshments)
In this workshop you will learn - What lettering means
- The difference and similarities between calligraphy and lettering
- Tools used for hand lettering
- Basics of font families and types
- How to construct letterforms
- How to dissect existing scripts and fonts and reproduce them
- How to add your own style to create a unique font
- How to compose a quote/sketch
- How to add embellishments and flair to the piece
All supplies will be provided, just come with your favourite quote in mind (or choose one from the template we provide)
Text has, without a doubt, become part of the dominant current of contemporary art. Where once it normally appeared in works only in the signature, the avant-garde movements and pioneer conceptual artists of the 20th century left behind an undeniable legacy of producing fascinating text-centered works.
Students of SVAD showcased these works on Open Day 2020 which ranged from text- based works, to designing the very type that goes into the making the works.
I have been working a lot in acrylic and inks lately. I love the immediacy of being able to work on a surface that dries quickly, but if I’m truly honest with myself I really miss oil paint. Before you ask I’ve tried water soluble oil paint and don’t like it...I would rather just use a good quality heavy body acrylic. There really is nothing that can compare to the creamy, rich pigment of traditional oil paint. I also find that oil paint makes me slow down and contemplate more as the pigments slowly dry. In our crazy busy lives the mindfulness of SLOWING DOWN is something to be treasured. I’ve been looking a lot at old masters, reading about the time spent on paintings, the contemplation and building up of the painting over time. Oil paint forces me to be more mindful and the whole process slows me down. Your choice of materials forces a completely different process and I’m trying to find the values in these different processes for me. Each has its merits, the beauty is understanding what you need or want for each piece of work. Today I’m squeezing out some oil paint...how lucky are we to be able to choose and have such a variety of choices available! Painting is such an exciting journey! (This is a small work in progress) .
We packed it in for another Girl Scout group tonight. This marks the biggest group I’ve ever squeezed into my little studio, topping it off at a total of 16 girls and 3 parents. It was a tight fit, and I am grateful for it-that I can go another day doing what I love, supported by people in my community who choose to take a chance on a lady teaching art in her basement. Thanks, y’all!
Tomorrow’s Drop In won’t be nearly as squished, so if you’re interested, send me a message! It’s a Tinker-based Drop In, so we’ll be hammering and nailing and building and inventing and painting and there’s space for your kid if you want a last minute spot.
Link in bio. #artwithmarissa#artclass#artstudio#artforkids#creativitycounts#girlscouts
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This #workinprogress may or may not have appliqués of my leftover Christmas black and white wrapping paper I found in the dollar section at #target
There’s more wrapping paper chunks, more paint, more details, and more gold tape still to add to this piece. .