December 14 2011 4 14 /12 /December /2011 13:32

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6510255201_4936bc4cae_b.jpgMonday afternoon was the last art class for the year.  I thought I would post some photos of some of the things we have done so far.  Arts plastiques is an adult class offered by Maison Pour Tous in Octeville.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6510255685_7debef0eb5_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6510262871_21c22e92d2_b.jpgAs you can see, we do a little bit of everything from drawing, acrylic painting, crafts and working with clay.  Having a strong background in art is not important as long as you are willing to try anything.  Fortunately, I love art and enjoy my class very much.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6510266961_2f29e2ee06_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6510264905_ea84629e0d_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6510259065_b2d79fe9ed_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6510262411_8aff3795eb_b.jpgThis was a craft idea inspired by the use of the color wheel.  We traced leaves onto paper and then painted them yellow, and blue to make green.  I think the finished product turned out great.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6510267625_fcb1f5d460_b.jpgOne of our first assignments was to practice sketching parts of the body.  I drew a hand holding a cloth which came out good enough that I felt confident enough to color it using pastels.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6510263671_44232ef26b_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6510265573_1746f3618e_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6510268115_66cb9e7d25_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6510264251_329a7ff4e1_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6510266067_afc99d69fe_b.jpgLater on, we all practiced drawing faces and bodies in motion.  Sadly, my drawing of a lounging lady did not turn out as nice as I had hoped.  Also, I was absent from class when I went on my vacation to the United States and missed several opportunities to practice and correct my mistakes.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6510261367_c4cda1e2de_b.jpgMore recently, we have been working on painting impressionist landscapes and seascapes using acrylics.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6510261833_3f745f51dc_b.jpgI'm not even going to tell you which one of these is mine !  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6510256119_7b92397de3_b.jpgTuesday, I worked with clay to create three fish that I will then have glazed and fired.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6510258125_05fa5558f6_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6510257543_980a9d07bb_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6510258567_6675e49c46_b.jpgA friend of mine made a small bell in the shape of a cat.  It was really cute.  There are more than 12 people in the class and they are all ladies except for me.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6510257065_6bee401b3f_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6510256631_b43b2c9786_b.jpgThe course is just one more place that I can go to practice my French since very few people in my class speak any English including the teacher.  Overall, it has been quite pleasant and I truly enjoy everyone's company.  Normally, the class is finished at 4 PM but we all stick around another hour or more to have tea / coffee and a special snack.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6510259421_d5493d06a8_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6510259793_e94ac4629e_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6510260283_aab6fdd9ce_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6510260797_0ff0ca817c_b.jpgOn Tuesday, someone brought in a bûche de Noël and another person brought some homemade bread with raisons and cranberries.  It was all so delicious !  Bonnes Fêtes !

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pascale 14/12/2011


Thank you , Andrew , for the pictures of our art classroom .


Cute was my bell-cat , but not as much as Hemingway's cats !!!


 

chacha et Ely beagle 16/12/2011


c'est super

vylsie bricoquillages 28/12/2011


Coucou Thomas, merci pour ton passage sur mon blog, j'ai visité ton blog, j'aime beaucoup. Je reviendrai te voir de temps en temps, en attendant je te souhaite de belles fêtes de fin
d'année.   Vylsie

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