So what Monster Mash-up? It’s a creative exercise that pushes your imagination from multiple angles. You are given a collection of visual prompts of different creatures and you choose a part the creature to draw out. Place it in unfamiliar areas to start to train your brain on building out a surreal puzzle. In the end, you will have a unique creation that would make Darwin dizzy. You can watch a time-lapse on this link:
As an artist, you need to push the possibilities in order to see things in a different light. This is an excellent exercise on how to work those right-brain muscles.
I ask my students to start considering the origins of their creatures as if they were Darwin discovering a new species.
- What type of environment would they thrive in?
- What is daily life like?
- What's the name of this species?
Students will need paper and any drawing supplies they prefer such as pencil, pastels, colored pencils, sharpeners, erasers, etc.
This is an online class using ZOOM. The student will also need to be in front of either a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone to access ZOOM. You will want to download the APP first and install.
Upon entering the ZOOM event you will be asked to share video. We hope you will be willing to join us so the instructor and other students can see you. If you choose to not show your screen, please use audio so we can communicate when needed.
WE WOULD LOVE YOUR SUPPORT
We are currently opening up these classes and videos as a donation base. If you can donate, it will help us keep our art studio location open and allow us to keep producing these online classes. You can visit this page to donate:
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If you are unable to donate at this time, we completely understand. This is an unusual time for everyone but we want to offer this to anyone in the community who needs a creative outlet.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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