January Happenings!

Posted by Teresa LaBiche on 1/12/2019

Happy New Year Artists!  January is proving to be a very busy time in the art studio as new classes begin.  Students are exploring the ancient printmaking technique- Suminagashi- and creating visually strong and varied handprinted paper.  Two of the monoprints will be used as sketchbook covers and the rest as inspirational backgrounds and paper for collage and mixed media art.


In addition to printmaking, student artists are developing their design thinking muscles as they work to analyze the needs of several City of Raleigh environmental art contests/ campaigns and create original, viable design solutions for consideration.  Soon, students will "pitch" their ideas using audio/ video to the group (peer review), and revise their work before final submission to the City of Raleigh.  This experience provides students with the opportunity to develop soft skills like communication and discourse, time management, and creative/ critical analysis.  It's been exciting for me to observe these young designers in action!