Our Virtual Gallery During QuARTantineTM
Drawing with Matisse We learned how Matisse got his start because of an illness during his 20's, stuck in bed and his mom took care of him. She bought him art supplies to help his boredom which changed art forever. Using one of Matisse's paintings, we learned to see like an artist for all the details of his painting. Sometimes even if we're stuck at home, we can change our lives and maybe even the world.
Warhol's Blotted Ink Technique Warhol, like Matisse, also suffered from illness in childhood. His mom also helped him by drawing with him while he was sick in bed. He developed his Blotted Ink Technique while in college. And we really loved replicating it on TOILET PAPER! Timely, isn't it.
Arnoldo Hurtado's Surrealism Fort Worth native, Arnoldo Hurtado, believes in making something good come of the “pause” we are presently in. How can we reinvent and improve ourselves when we are forced to be a quieter place? Since March 5 he has been “stuck” in Barcelona because of the pandemic. We will study Surrealism and talk about Arnoldo’s favorite artist, Vladimir Kush. Arnoldo is joining us live from Barcelona for one class, others classes will get to see a video we’re making specifically for our QuARTantine Classes. http://arnoldohurtado.com/
Grandma Moses and Clementine Hunter Both Grandma Moses and Clementine Hunter were self-taught artists. Both are considered Folk Art legends. They painted from memory. Grandma Moses painted from her childhood farm in New York. Hunter, whose grandparents were enslaved, painted memories of plantation life in Louisiana. Each of these artists, did not start painting until much later in life, Moses in her 80s and Hunter in her 50s. In this class we’re going to discuss how paintings can document history. We’re going to recreate our own Folk Art piece of what life is like today: at home, and our neighborhoods during these historic times.
Sam was born paintbrush in-hand, at the ripe age of five Samantha won an Emily Carr young artist award for her work, ‘The House’. Since then – through her extensive education, experience and years spent studying Italian art in Tuscany – she has emerged as an internationally exhibited painter and sculptor. Currently a visual art instructor, Samantha teaches painting and sculpting methods in all mediums. From India to Italy, Scotland to New York, numerous galleries and more than 55 exhibitions have featured her vibrant collections. Sam is joining us from Edmonton, Alberta via video.
Van Gogh's Bedroom in the Yellow House
Vincent van Gogh spent several years in Arles, a town in southern France. It was during this time that he painted Starry Night, Starry Night on the Rhone and The Night Cafe to name a few. We will learn about his bedroom in the famous Yellow House and why he painted it three times. Afterwards, we created our own bedrooms with lots of detail.
Grant Wood's American Gothic and Landscape Creations
Grant Wood was an America painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural America Midwest, particularly American Gothic, which has become an iconic painting of the 20th century. We’re going to explore this painting…who were the two people and why all the contrasting shapes? Then we will learn about his landscapes. By the end of class, we will have created our own “Wood’s” landscape.