Collaborative Drawing

Why?
Sharing a drawing with friends requires a lot of trust, but ultimately it helps artists to open up their expectations of what’s possible. To play Exquisite Corpse all you need is something to draw on and something to draw with. Each person takes a turn collaborating on a larger drawing, without knowing what was drawn before them. This technique was invented by the Surrealists as a game among friends, but quickly evolved into a source of inspiration.

What else?
Exquisite Corpse started as a game of chance, and with that game you’re bound to find coincidences. Look for similar symbols, lines, and shapes among the group. Record your data, and find answers to your statistical questions. More curriculum connectors can be found here.

Foldscope is an origami-based print-and-fold optical microscope that can be assembled from a flat sheet of paper. Foldscope is an origami-based print-and-fold optical microscope that can be assembled from a flat sheet of paper.

Foldscope is an origami-based print-and-fold optical microscope that can be assembled from a flat sheet of paper.

artnet:

A new study suggests that artistic talent is innate, although training can certainly have an effect.

All the more reason for arts education.

NEW PAINTING

Abuela Ali
gouache on panel
19” X 12.5”

Studio Visit: Golbanou Moghaddas

I got to visit my friend (and fabulous printmaker) Golby at her studio in the Dogpatch today. She makes dreamy prints, and I love how she displays the etched plates alongside her prints. Golby’s studio is full of natural light. I felt so inspired to be surrounded by her work.