Currently, our Tidewater Artist Group (TAG) is holding its annual Summer Art Camp.
Yesterday, member Catherine Mein led a workshop on The Art of Black & White. First, we experimented with a variety of tools (brushes, kitchen utensils, jar caps) to make marks in black & white acrylic paint. My experimental sheet is at the bottom of the photo. Our class handout is on the left and our student packet is on the right. I plan to add some more marks to the page.
Next, we worked on creating a black & white mandala using a large circle, cardboard scraps and bits and pieces of wood shapes. We were all given a small bag of items to paint or use as stamps on the mandalas. I still need to do some more work on my mandala.
The finished mandala will hang from a wood branch supported by yarn. Catherine even provided the branches for all of us. Now that I've taken the workshop, I plan to do more experiments with black & white paint, ink and markers.