Weird Fish, oils on book, 2014.

Weird Fish, oils on book, 2014.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Art Teaching

In the last nine days I have done no painting of my own, but assisted many people in years 9, 10 and 11 at Maroochydore High to finish their paintings.

They were using ordinary Chromacryl paints but I was twitching to get my brushes into them, they looked like so much fun.

They have no idea what a clean sink should look like.

Today I ran three lessons on the theory of Cubism, and having a good look at applied theory again really inspired me. Art is such a pursuit of the intellect twined with the heart, it saddens me that so many kids regard it as a "bludge subject", because all their other subjects require them to live only in their heads.