Saturday, May 12, 2007

JWS Outreach Exhibition @ the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, May 9-May 31, 2007

Thank you all who help with putting on this exhibition for the kids: Bill Devereax (JWS), Patty Magee (JWS), Linda Hawkins (JWS), Gloria (Karpeles), Rick Minor (Karpeles).

I also want to thank all the people who over the years have kept the JWS Outreach going by volunteering their time to teach outreach classes at various elementary schools in Duval County.

Thank you Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, for the grant to execute the watercolor outreach opportunities to local schools.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Jacksonville Beach Elementary School- 4/24/07

Jacksonville Beach Elementary School
Date: April 24, 2007
Art Teacher: Donna Guthrie
JWS Instructor: Princess Rashid

Time: 11:30 am

Twin Lakes Elementary- 3/29/07

Twin Lakes Elementary Arts Fair

Date: March 29, 2007

Art Teacher: Angela Mullaney
JWS Outreach Instructor: Princess Rashid
Time: 10-1pm

JWS Instructor, Princess Rashid and Twin Lakes Art Teacher, Angela Mullaney work with the kids doing the watercolor demonstration.

The kids line up and leave the paintings to dry.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Annie Morgan Elementary-5/19/06

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Gregory Drive Elementary-5/12/06

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Twin Lakes Academy-5/8-5/9/06

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Crystal Srings Elementary-Medieval Art Festival! -4/21/06

Outreach Assigment: Crystal Springs Elementary

1200 Hammond Blvd
Jax, Fl

Contact Person: Art Teacher, Sandi Coffey
School #: 693-7645
Session 1: 10 am -11:15
Session 2: 12:10-1:45

This event was a parade not our typical classroom workshop setup. Every though there was a lot of kids parading past my table asking questions and watching me paint, the experience was fun! Check out the photos. It was also enjoyable spending time with the art teacher Sandi Coffey and her associates. Spending time with them helped to reinforce why this outreach program is so important a service to the greater community.

Lots of Interested Kids At Crystal Springs Art Parade!- 4/21/06

Crystal Springs Kids Watching Art Demo On Yupo Paper!-4/21/06

What is Yupo paper? It's an awesome synthetic (plastic) paper that you really can't mess up. The kids and teachers were fascinated by the paper and how easy it was to keep the "white" of the paper and making corrections.

The Art Demo on Yupo at Crystal Springs Elementary-4/21/06!

Since the theme of the Art Festival/Parade was "medieval", I thought I'd bring some fencing images and work on something related to swordplay. The kids seemed to enjoy it. Our conversation throughout the day fluctuated between painting and fencing. That was great because they are two of my passions!

It's a saber fencer. The painting is a work in progress but I started the image at the beginning of the parade and just kept working on it while the kids asked questions. I actually started from a reference photo I took at the the 2005 Summer Nationals Fencing Championship in Sacramento, California for a personal client.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Preparation for Stonewall Jackson Elementary-4/19/06 & 4/26/06

I'm posting this so that future teachers and JWS instructors can use it as a guide as to what they can expect when conducting a watercolor workshop.

First after introducing myself or being introduced by the art teacher, I give a mini lecture using visual aids. Before hand, I ask the art teacher about any themes or projects the kids are presently working on and then I try to find visual aids that fit. The Cummer Museum is an excellent resource for educational materials to be used in the classroom. The contact person there is Fran Phelps.

The lecture will be on Winslow Homer and Vincent Van Gohn and there differences in there watercolor technique and application. Some of the questions I asked the children:

1. What objects or shapes do you see when you look at the painting A and painting B?

2. What colors were used?

3. What feelings do those particular colors they make you happy or sad ?