Big Remembered Sky, 24 x 36 inches, oil on linen.
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My six-part landscape class started last week with fourteen students. This is an in-studio class where each week, we investigate a specific topic, such as trees, the sky, creating depth, atmosphere.
The first session was devoted to an overview of sorts, whereby I did a two-and-a-half hour demo taking a painting from start to finish.
Starting this week, I plan on having more of a routine; a quick look at homework, demo/lecture, topic-specific exercises. This week's topic is trees! Hmmm let's see, what am I going to talk about? Form, gesture, color, massing, trunks and branches, sky holes, shaping, integrating into the landscape... Lots to cover. I'm sure I won't run out of stuff to say about trees~
With this class, I'm also trying something new, and that is to incorporate technology more. I started a blog-based course supplement, where I can post images and notes, homework assignment details, and the students can post their images and questions too. This way I have a single point of communication for everyone to share knowledge and information. Yes it's a lot of work but it will enrich the learning experience. I hope it will, anyway. I've never done it before so it's work in progress.
OK, now I need to work on my lesson plan~