Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Inspiration in Basics & Beyond Watercolor

The students in Basics & Beyond Watercolor, taught by Jean Canavan, drew some inspiration from the colors of Fall during Wednesday's class. The students worked on watercolor paintings of leaves, branches, and berries while focusing on color washing techniques. It was so fun to see how each student played with the brilliant fall colors and composed their paintings. Remember that if you're ever feeling a lack of inspiration, just observe and use resources that are readily available to you. Just go outside, grab some leaves, and paint away!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What we've been up to lately...

After a busy Summer here at Two Twelve, we've spent the month of October transitioning right into Fall. We are happy to have our regular classes running, and we're enjoying having new students and classes as well. 

Tuesday mornings we have our Art Escape classes. A different class is offered every Tuesday, giving students the opportunity to enjoy themselves and try something new in just a few hours. One of our favorites here at Two Twelve is Silk Scarf Dyeing taught by Michele Montour. This class is fun for both newcomers and returning students, and each student leaves the class with two completed scarves. This class is also offered in other time slots, with the next class being held on Thursday, November 15, from 9:30 to 11:30am. Call us at (734)944-2787 to register.

 Another recent class we have offered here is Clay Meets Fiber. This two-session class merges the two mediums; with students hand building and embellishing a clay bowl in the first session, and then using a yarn coiling technique to complete the bowl in the second session. This class was perfect for bringing in the Fall, and the students created some lovely, colorful bowls.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Above & Below Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to our People's Choice Winners of the Above & Below Challenge!

The Above & Below Challenge was featured as our Artist of the Month Series during September and October. Artists were challenged to create a layered fiber work encompassing the theme of "above and below." Viewers were able to vote for their favorite, and the First and Second Place Awards were announced last Friday.

Second Place was awarded to six-year-old Samantha Mahalick, our youngest participant, for her piece entitled, "Adventurous Sea."

First Place was awarded to Karen Losey for her magnificent, detailed piece entitled, "A Slice in Time."