CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Inside Out

The forecast this week is for: SUMMER! A week of warm sunny days is forecast, so we are moving outside, while it lasts.

 I lived in Colorado for a while, where one sunny day follows the next, but here in north central Vermont, it is rare to get two sunny days in a row, let alone a whole week! Wow!
 The Picnic table we added last spring from a gift from Across Roads Center for the Arts is our new favorite work space. 

The little pond built by students in our CBMS Sustainability program is offering inspiration to artists who practice drawing from observation. There are even waterlilies there, and a frog. 

In a scene reminiscent of Wyeth's Christina's World, one student sits alone in the damp morning grass, taking in the distant ridge line and composing a drawing.

 Here (photo right) is how our outside studio looked today: 2 drawing, 1 weaving and 3 splatter painting.
 Meanwhile, inside the studio we had two clay artists practicing at the potter's wheels -
 One fiber artist teaching another how to braid -
 Only one student working in the Sculpture Center today (unusual for this class) -
Two more students are exploring a 3-D design program (our Digital-Art Center finally opened for the first time today) -
 while two others are working on a collaborative painting they started yesterday. These artists left this painting with a sign inviting those who come next to: "Please add to this painting!"

Don't you just love a sunny day?