Teaching art to middle and high school students has been such an inspiration for me. Until recently, I taught classes at Imagination Station in Red Hook, N.Y. I learned just as much from my students as they did from me. Projects were based on actual illustration assignments, or are inspired by great artists.
|paintings and drawings on blocks of wood.|
|working big in preparation for Halloween.|
|M.L.K. portrait for Black History Month|
This was an excellent opportunity to work with kids, and learn about teaching.
|Portraits of famous musicians for Black History Month|
|U.S. Presidents workshop|
|Overseeing New Yorker cover illustrations|
|a vampire on the cover of The New Yorker: - =|
|Big Sumi ink drawings!|
|Earth Day Workshop|
|Paper-bag masks inspired by Saul Steinberg|
|Horses for Rhinebeck's Sinterklaas Celebration|
|shadowboxes inspired by Joseph Cornell...and Halloween|
|a beautiful elephant from my animal portrait workshop|
|Artwork inspired by Saul Steinberg's paper-bag masks|
My students remind me of the many different approaches you can take to drawing
and solving problems.
Most of all, they remind me to have fun when I'm making pictures.