Daily Blog — This week in the studio
The Foundation swans are swimming off from ActonArt!
We’ll see you next week with our February Break Workshops! We still have some availability in the classes, so be sure to check our website for details!
In the Comics class at ActonArt, students were making mini zines!
Zines are the backbone of the indie comics scene - easily reproducible and tradeable, these tiny comics were completed in only two class sessions!
Some lovely Foundation swans from ActonArt this week.
These Basic B students used four watercolor techniques: wet on dry painting, wet on wet painting, wax resist and salt texturing!
From the Manga classes at ActonArt: Knights in armor!
By studying the interlocking shapes of the pieces of these complex armor sets, students test their figure drawing skills and make their own heroic knights!
Things are looking lovely and graceful this week at ActonArt - Foundation students are drawing swans!
These two birds form quite the cute heart shape with their necks - making an excellent base for a negative shape drawing lesson! These Intermediate A1 and Basic A students then finished up their drawings in watercolor.
In the Creative Drawing class at ActonArt, students were getting a little inspired!
Taking inspiration from the world around us is one of the key ways to come up with new and creative ideas. Inspired by the indie video game Engare, students explored Iranian art and math to make their own spirographs and art!
From the Oil Painting course at ActonArt: Sepia underpaintings of animals.
Our Sherlocks are off to solve another mystery, but we’ll see you back at ActonArt next week for something new!
In the Art Year Program at ActonArt, students had their last 2D-drawing week with another live model session.
After developing gestural skills and quick layouts from last week’s life drawing session, students had the opportunity to create more finished drawings with two, one hour long poses.
A reminder that we have some awesome workshops coming up at ActonArt this February vacation!
- The Intro to Painting workshop covers watercolor, acrylic and oil painting (ages 14+)
- The Sketchbooking workshop will not only teach you how to make your own sketchbook, but how to use it to learn and develop creative ideas (ages 13+)
- The Polymer Clay workshop will utilize easy to use and durable materials to create unique and personalized jewelry (ages 12+)
Another reminder that we’ve got February break workshops coming up!