Let’s make faces!
Ever-fascinating faces are chock full of artful possibilities. Faces are how we communicate and, in a sense, faces are who we are.
In this class you will create dozens and dozens of different types of faces. You will draw, paint and collage, play with line, shape, color and mark and you’ll come away with an approach to keep your art practice fresh and full of new ideas.
Let’s turn our studios into a laboratory of face making as we explore, experiment and enjoy this exciting and astounding subject matter.
And as always, let’s have fun!!
All my best,
Here are the supplies needed for this class! If you don’t have the exact materials, you can probably substitute many items with things you already have on hand.
- Pad of water color paper 9″x12″
- Assorted colored card stock or colored construction paper
- Assorted paper with patterns, such as gift wrap or old wallpaper samples
- Small stash of found papers from books or journals
- Acrylic paint
- Assorted markers and pens
- Ballpoint pen
- Glue stick
- White pencil, pen or white conte crayon
- Water soluble markers and crayon
- Soft pastel
- Selection of assorted photos of faces from magazines or printed from computer
- 10″x10″ simple black frame and matt (or something similar if you already have it)
- 2 small cradled wood panels 8×8 (or something similar if you have it)
- Phone camera or camera
Lynn Whipple writes, “I am deeply grateful to live my life as an artist. Play and discovery are my dearest and most constant companions. There are a zillion tiny challenges in each art making experience, and so often I find, just as many small, sweet victories. Without a doubt, living creatively is the most enjoyable and satisfying game I know.”
Lynn shares a warehouse studio with her husband, John Whipple, in Winter Park, Florida. Lynn’s work includes found-object mixed-media assemblages; found images altered with a combination of drawing, painting, sewing and more; and her well-known Ninny Boxes, collages combined with found objects, and assembled within a box format. Her unique pieces have a playful, quirky, and often absurd, charm.
Lynn explains: “I allow myself to play and let my pieces reveal themselves to me…I have been fascinated by old books, history, and odd bits of memorabilia. I find the things that interest me the most are slightly absurd…My hope is to create something real and somehow poetic but not commonplace. My goal is to keep communicating in my language.”
Lynn’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and her new book, Expressive Flower Painting, was published July 2017. Visit Lynn’s website at www.lynnwhipple.com.