My previous post reminded me of an activity I did with Olivia Gude a few years ago in a workshop. We were given a photocopied sheet of ink blotched onto paper similar to that of the first picture (note: coloured paper works better).
Using coloured pencils, we were asked to find images within the smudges and blotches by rotating the paper. Next, we did a gallery walk where we gave ‘psychological’ titles to the works of the other participants. The activity was geared towards inspiration and simply letting go of traditional drawing methods. It may also be extended by attempting to incorporate the images into a painting.
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Tags : Art Education, Creativity, Drawing, Inspiration
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