I was looking forward to my Friday night drawing class which was supposed to start on October 7th. Life drawing or portrait drawing is the norm, and I've been practicing all summer to be better at this and get more out of the class.
Much to my dismay, the school canceled the class two weeks before it was supposed to start - due to low enrollment. I tried to tell them that it would be full in a week or so, but they were cranky about it and canceled the class anyway. Bummer! So I signed up for Friday night sculpture, which is a bit odd for me but I figured "what the heck".
The first class was not what I expected - in that we toured the museum at night. Which would have been fun if I wasn't wearing my work shoes - which were high heels (well...two inches or so) and we all know how hard museum floors are.
I took pictures of a few very interesting items - taken while I was supposed to be listening to the instructor - who was off talking about juxtaposition of blah to blah. I think she was a bit taken aback when she asked me if I liked a certain installation piece...and what did it remind me of - and I answered "No" and "an inflamed colon". OK...good start don't you think?
I took a few pictures in one of the galleries. It was actually a beautiful gallery, with all sorts of famous artists work there - i.e. Warhol, Motherwell....and many others but I didn't get their names photographed so can't give appropriate information.
This painting was interesting - look at how it was painted, very digital. Looks good from far away, interesting technique I think.
Loved this portrait -
and this one
And was very intrigued by this piece
But my favorite was this ceramic piece.
I will approach this class with as open a mind as I can get, but I'm not fond of lectures or "juxtaposition" talk. I have a few projects in mind - the first one being dressing a tree in my backyard. Vandalism or installation art? You tell me.
Happy New Year to all! (Jewish Holiday time...)