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From ActonArt’s Manga 1 class: some ¾ portraits.
Some beautiful ink-pen still life drawing from ActonArt’s Art Year Program.
We’re saying goodbye to the Noh Mask for this week, but we’ll see you at ActonArt on Monday for a half-week of something new!
One way to find inspiration from the world around us is to transform one kind of media into another piece of art. In the Creative Drawing class at ActonArt, students were doing just that!
Rather than copying the art, students were tasked with chopping it up and transforming it into something beyond it’s original intent.
Exclusive to the winter trimester at ActonArt is the Creating Comics class!
Comics have certainly hit the mainstream, and the popularity of this class sure proves it. For these aspiring comic creators, our first class talked about panels and pacing.
The Art Year Program at ActonArt has transitioned to it’s second trimester, where students are looking at dry media.
As the class continues, students will be taking the foundational understanding the acquired in the first section to tackle lots of life drawing. In this class they used graphite pencils for their first attempts.
This week in ActonArt’s Foundation classes, students are drawing the Usobuki Noh Mask!
Noh is style of Japanese musical drama where the extremely skilled performers don beautiful masks to play their parts. This drawing serves as both a portrait and object drawing rendered in pastels, marker and colored pencil.
From the Intro to Oil Painting class at ActonArt.
Many different exciting styles at play here for the final finish up day!
Some amazing portraits from the Portrait and Style class from the fall at ActonArt!