Monday, June 6, 2011

Dawn Emerson Workshop -- Day One

 blocking in the major shapes using charcoal and pastel

Dawn Emerson

First day of a three day workshop in Springfield, OR with Dawn Emerson. Wow! Dawn is a dynamo and she moves and teaches with grace and energy. I feel stuffed with ideas and new challenges to think more, try more, play more.

We did a series of drawing exercises, designed to loosen up, look better, vary the line, mass the value shapes, and all the while maintain a playful attitude. I loved every minute of it! Many times, we walked around the room to look at all of the drawings. I learned a lot by seeing how others handled the same exercise.  What a great group of participants!

Today my contentment can be measured by the charcoal in the cracks of my fingers. Lots and lots!

The top photo shows my final drawing, a synthesis of everything from the day. More to come tomorrow! But, first, to sleep!


Jan Yates, SCA said...

what a beautiful drawing! the thumbnail caught my eye right away-isn't it great to have so much fun and learn too? can't wait to see what you get up to tomorrow!!!..

William Cook said...

Looks like somebody's having a blast! Dawn's approach sounds healthy. Have fun! All the best.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

You are amazing ... always trying a new workshop or a new medium. What great energy you have.

Celeste Bergin said...

great looking giraffe, Kvan, I'm tuned in to see what is next!

Suzanne said...

What a great class! Your link to Dawn and her YouTube shows her genuine dance of creating her painting. What a fun new adventure!
Will it be dance painting on this next weekend?