Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


Welcome to my blog.
This is where I write about some of the things that inspire my work,
news of exhibitions and works in progress

Monday, 30 March 2020

Opportunities for Art Making

 Lilies     black pen on paper
This is today's effort for Viral Art Club on instagram link here
 I drew negative shapes only. A fun visual work out but I did need tea and toast with marmalade after to refuel.

Since lockdown due to covid19 here in the UK some of my activities have switched online.
I cancelled the classes I teach and offered an online option or a refund. Most opted for online classes. I quickly set up a Dropbox folder  I made some demo videos, filmed by OH on my phone, complete with virtual biscuits for all. I added notes and photo reference. Students can post their work there, see each others and leave comments.
My Pilates tutor set up live online sessions on Zoom so I can continue with that.

                                          Seascapes 1 and 2    acrylic

                                          Cornish Pebbles  acrylic

Also I am doing the online Art2life Creative Visionary Programme. Above is my work from this week. Part of the brief is  to avoid midtones.
 I signed up for this 4 or 5 weeks ago before lockdown hoping I would be able to fit in the hours. I am pleased I did as I am able to spend more time on it than I would have done and I am finding it well worth doing. We get live calls and coaching sessions each week, lots of resources to draw upon, tasks and projects for each week and contact with a large community of people worldwide who are doing the course. Some are beginners, some are teachers and some have done the course before.
I look forward to the live sessions and seeing what art others there have been making.


Unknown said...

I can't see where to like your post but I loved your seascapes Tessa.
Very best wishes

Colours and Textures said...

As far as I know there isn't a like button on Google blogs just the option to leave a comment. Thanks for yours, Tessa