With the end of summer and everyone getting busy, it was decided that the Growing Grass Art Club should come to an end. After all, it's that time of year when the grass is done growing. I wanted the final assignment to be final and grand so I suggested we listen to "When I Paint my Masterpiece" by the Band and paint our masterpieces.
But nothing says BLOCK like an assignment like that! So I restated the assignment this way: Paint or draw something and turn it in. It may not be your masterpiece but at least you got the art supplies out and tried! Have fun. Turn up the music on a great song and get creative! The following is what came in.
Assignment number 10 of the Growing Grass Art Club was to hand in a colorful bouquet, drawing, painting or collage.
Assignment number 9 of the Growing Grass Art Club was: Do a twenty minute portrait of a famous person with your non-dominant hand. Use only 4 colors. Please state who it is when you turn it in.
Assignment number eight came from club member who?. Who? wrote: "My idea for a project would be to draw a simple shape or shapes and turn it/them into an object (s) of choice for the artist.
Simple project for the talent! Here are the results.
The Growing Grass Art Club assignment this week was from club member Haystack who wrote the following:
Create a four segment story board. (For example, divide page into quarters and you will have your blank working page.) The story or progression, - whatever it is you choose to draw - will flow in some way between the four separate drawings. This could be really obvious for the viewer or maybe a little bit of challenge - whatever you want.
Have a good time and a little bit of mystery is fine.
The next assignment for the Growing Grass Art Club comes from member Bb.
1) draw a doorway, looking through any type of door.....barn, church, whatever.
2) draw what you would like to see or what you hope to see in the future on the other side of the doorway.
This assignment is assigned by club member Hot Garden Mama
From Hot Garden Mama:
I love insects, and not just the pretty ones like a monarch butterfly. For this assignment:
1) Choose your fave insect and draw or paint it BIG.
2) If you can capture any of the jewel like colors some have, all the better.
1) Paint an object (s), animal(s) or Person/people in some detail and set against an all black background.
2) Give the piece a title
GGAC Assignment # 3
1) Copy the painting of the pink bed by Maira Kalman (photo enclosed). Can be a painting or a drawing. Can do it with paint or ink or pencils. Can be filled in or just lines.
2) Then put something or someone on the bed in your painting or drawing.
1) Do a one-line drawing of yourself riding an animal of your choice.
2) On the same canvas or paper draw other one-line characters until you have a whole scene.
3) Add some color to the canvas or paint the whole thing.
4) Sign it with your chosen club name.
In the first assignment we will introduce ourselves in the following manner:
1) Do a one-line portrait of your real self (head and shoulders). Use a thick black pen like a Sharpie or marker or black felt pen. One-line means you don't pick up your pen from the page until you are done. OK to go over lines and retrace back. (sign with your made up club name*) *See below
2) Make another drawing or painting on a separate sheet of paper of your "club character" (who you will be in this club) Can be a person, monster, animal, anything your imagination invents. Dress up your character in clothes or jewelry or both if you wish. Give yourself a name and sign it on your painting.
Write a few lines about your club character (can also be true of you but doesn't have to be) like favorite color or food anything you would like to say.
Below are first the oneline portraits followed by the "club characters".
Haystack lives near open fields and pasture land and this summer watched and heard the heavy equipment baling hay into huge squares or rounds. From one day to the next, the long grass she became so familiar with was gone and life in the field was turned upside. So she understood there are some parts of the world where the farmer does not have heavy equipment and the hay is still made into a stack. It is a remarkable feat to make correctly - to pack the hay tightly so as not to allow moisture, which rots the grass and makes it inedible for the animals, is not easy. Haystack - fields and pastureland.