6th session already! Time has been speeding by and we have had a great time both in and out of the studio creating self portraits, handmade books, casting with paper pulp, visiting galleries and public art spaces all while talking about the thing we love most – art! Next week we are visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art’s conservation department and exhibitions – very excited!


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Self-Portraits & Cotton Pulp Casting at Beth’s Studio!

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Printmaking Day at Heejung’s Studio!

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Fashion Squad

This week we had a great session. Our final project will involve the creation of a fashion brand among other things. We decided on a name and looked at some sketches for possible additions to the collection.

Below are a few examples of sample inspiration.  From Femi’s remixed Chuck Taylors and reflective gaffer tape wallet to Awa’s signature face illustration and Shennelle’s deconstructed denim dress, we carefully reviewed everyone’s suggestions for the brand.

We will have more to come soon so stay tuned for updates from the newest kids on the runway.

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Jan 24th, Jan 31st, Feb 7th, Feb 14th 2017 Sketches and Charcoal Fiction!

First session we got to know each other, we shared some of our interests, made sketches, played some games and experimented with our new sketchbooks. Second class we read an article that helped us consider planning our future as artists and we also did an observation exercise that we complemented with some charcoal drawings from imagination.  Third class we made our own camera stands using only cardboard and we each made a charcoal drawing stop motion animation!  On our fourth day we went to see some art shows in the Dumbo area, we read some press releases and started to think about our own future (imaginary) artist statements.  We then edited our animations on Adobe Premiere Pro, and learned how to download music and sound effects from YouTube.

Mentor: Claudia Bitran 

Mentees: Andrea Astudillo, Cheyann Hepburn, Daphne Knouse

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Michael Paul Britto & The 2018 Art Ready Mentees Exploring and Trying Out Some New Things!


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