Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monoprint Surprise - My Classroom

How could I resist making a piece of art from the gorgeous color in my classroom sink the other day?  I couldn't.  The paint came from the leftover tempera the kids were using to make their color wheels as they were cleaning out their pans.
So before I cleaned the sink and rinsed it out, I laid a large piece of construction paper over top the leftovers and rubbed.  And this is the fabulous monoprint I pulled below.
And it's ghost below, a second pull with another piece of paper.
And then what to do with the monoprints?  Well, have my students cut leaves and feathers for me to mount my Polymer clay buttons on top of that will be for sale at my up and coming gallery show on Saturday, October 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Drawing Board Gallery in Yorba Linda.  :)  Oh yeah!  Thanks you guys for the help.  Especially to alumni John Balagtas and senior Jaimee Chirico for sewing on all those buttons.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ms. Agrums!

    I just wanted to say that I absolutely love the spontaneous monoprint, the leaves and buttons you mounted on them, and your entire blog! I just spent about two hours going through every single post after seeing a repost of your blog on Facebook; I feel bad that I haven't been able to regularly check it :( It's amazing how much wonderful art you have up here! It definitely makes me miss being in your class at Whitney.

    I also wanted to say congratulations on your gallery show in Yorba Linda! If I'd have checked your blog a week or so earlier I might have been able to make it to the opening night; I was in Cerritos that Saturday and would have loved to have been there. I hope to swing by eventually to see all of your amazing art in person!

    I'm still studying Communication and Design at USC and I'm absolutely loving it! I'm currently working at the design studio on campus as well as for USC's newspaper doing design work, so I'm constantly doing design, but being in front of a computer can be quite draining. I have a few blank canvases in my apartment right now that I've been DYING to paint on, so hopefully over winter break I'll have time to do some good ol' painting as well as some knitting.

    I'm also working for one of my previous design instructors, Sherin Guirguis, helping her manage her suddenly growing workload due to the arrival of her newborn son. I do a lot of x-acto knife work on her gorgeous watercolor and ink paintings. You should check out some of her work!



    She basically does a watercolor/ink painting, and then projects geometric patterns onto them, draws them onto the painting, and then cuts them out (my job, haha). After that she'll apply some gold leaf around the edges and sometimes draw in some more of the pattern without cutting it out. Even with both of us working together it still takes around a month to finish a small piece.

    Anyway, I hope all is well with you, your family, and your classes at Whitney. I'll try my hardest to stop by your classroom and say hi when I can manage to sneak back into Cerritos again! I don't currently have my own blog, but you can reach me at kimberlydmorris@gmail.com :)


    Kimberly Morris