Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Children's Hospital

In addition to my artist's association, I also work with a non-profit called "Art For Life", which pairs up community artists with day-treatment students at Children's Hospital in Denver.  We work together for several months on a project, which is then displayed in the Frederic C. Hamilton family art gallery. 

Sometimes space at the day-treatment center can be at a premium, as you can see by the small table we were given to work on, but we always manage to make the most of it.  Today we started with a fun warm-up exercise by making ink blot patterns on folded paper, then practiced painting washes over an ink drawing of a tree.  My student hadn't worked with both ink and watercolor before, so she found the whole process rather intriguing.

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