Friday, May 27, 2011

Outdoor painting of the woven mats

The girls at Girl Power had an extremely constructive day! After rapid mat weaving indoors, we brought the work outdoors to our colossal vacant lot studio to paint them using spray paint.

Woven recycled mats at Girl Power

The girls became really adept at weaving cardboard strips into construction mesh - to form surprisingly durable and beautiful floor mats or wall coverings. They are flexible, lightweight - and coincidentally have a brick pattern!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Still life drawing at Girl Power

We got back to basics at Girl Power. Once we made the papier mache bricks, we stacked them to form a tabletop city, and we approached it like a traditional still life drawing assignment. Simple cubes, spheres, columns arranged in space led to some fantastic drawings by the girls. Too many good ones to show here. Just a selection.....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Outdoor Paintings at Mater

We took our clay, some tape, spray paint, paint, glass tiles, and colored chalk and worked on these plywood boards that we found lying abandoned in an empty lot near Mater. We created these lovely paintings and installations and left them there for the community to enjoy.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Brick x Brick artist Michael Genovese shares his work with Miami Art Museum MAM Contemporaries

check out Anne Tschida's article covering a special event organized by the MAM Contemporaries in honor of the purchase of work by Michael Genovese.

Click to read The art of a scribe and the building of a community on KnightArts blog.