"Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Play that funky Music

The Appo Youth spent their first hour with me painting to music.
I like to start my students (of any age) off with this exercise because I believe it allows room to be experimental, expressive, and there are no ways to make mistakes. The students begin by listening to music (I love to play P-funk or James Brown to start,) analyzing what they hear, and translating sounds into colors, lines, and shapes onto their paper. Shy students are usually taken in by the music and awaken, other more outgoing students are encouraged to move their whole bodies and let their crayons or paintbrushes dance.

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