So the first Seven Colors of Spring workshop drew to a close this evening. June’s workshop opens next week and several of the young artists in May’s workshop will continue next month–yay!
I will keep with me many moments from this workshop, but mostly I love that each and every one threw herself into her art with passion and vigor. Even the one not-so-sure artist from the start consented to extend himself more fully into his art, using blending techniques and choosing complementary colors today on his Matisse collage. The youngest in the group showed an astounding facility with pure color.
Each week we focused on one or two new artists and learned a few new techniques with acrylics or oil pastels. Copying a Monet waterlily painting with oil pastels and an Impressionist Van Gogh landscape proved to be especially popular. This week’s focus on Matisse and Klimt also yielded some exquisite and imaginative collages and dazzling Adeles in ball gowns of various glowing colors with various symbolic creatures and patterns imprinted.
Some pics from the first day, finally, and I’ll set up the Gallery shortly, with many more examples of the truly extravagant and amazing work that this workshop elicited. Thank you, all, in this very special first group, for helping create this first, most, vast, everything workshop! I wish you all Much Art always, and hope you will Paint Forever!
How exciting to note The Wishing Well opened last week with a painting workshop–Seven Colors of Spring: Painting in Vibrant Color. This is the first run of Seven Colors which will also run during summer camp in June and will be offered at the Milton Art Center in July. Ten children in the general age-group 7-10 came to play with color wheels, learn about Georgia O’ Keefe, view her extravagantly beautiful flower paintings, talk about how she uses color and form, and experiment with painting flowers in her style, using blending techniques and painting from real-life–real flowers, that is–deep red carnations, vibrantly yellow sunflowers, delicate white and yellow fleabane, impossibly fragrant pink lilies, wild berries, pink roses, and an exquisite purple orchid. It was a rainy, thundery evening, which precluded our viewing rainbows through prisms as planned, but after our discussions of primary and secondary colors, cool and warm colors, and Georgia O’ Keefe’s sweeping shapes and forms and lines, all the kids broke open their paint boxes, chose vibrant colors, and painted sunflowers and orchids and lilies with abandon.
The Wishing Well opens this spring in Quincy, Massachusetts for art and creative writing workshops (science-, art-, and humanities-themed) for the general age-group 7-12. Our aim is to provide creative art and writing workshops for children eager to learn, with a passion to grow in the visual or language arts. Visit our About page for a sense of who we are and what we are trying to accomplish.
For a list of ongoing and summer camp workshops, please visit Current Workshops.
Because this is our first year, all workshops are very modestly priced. Register today for summer workshops!