✨ #tbt @medicineheartmurals first large scale collaboration together at @desertbloom520 in Tucson AZ. 🌵
🎨It was a blast creating this custom mural for this dispensary in the desert! 🏥 Can’t wait for another chance to paint some big Medicine!! ☺️✨
Quite a few favorites with this workshop. These guys had no problem collaborating with one another painting on a shared canvas but also stopping and supporting one another and truly admiring each other’s work. You can’t teach that. #thekidsweregreat
First stage of new collaborative painting with a special Thai artist. I've started the base colors, next will be her turn then my turn to make it all cohesive. Excited for this one as I get o work my color abstraction with a traditional Thai artist. #workinprogress #mural #wallpainting #collaborativepainting
This shape mural 💖💕!
It's fun to step back and see what kids will do with just a few instructions. Yet, I look back at this now and wish that I had pushed them to intersect shapes or try this or that... and I catch myself focusing on the product, the end result. It's easy to fall into this trap even when we know better.
It's really about experiencing the process and playing and experimenting and digesting new information (all those shapes!) and expressing oneself and trying new things and.. on and on.
The best way to measure the success of an art class is not the final artwork but the energy in the room. Is there excitement Laughter Silliness Playfulness A desire to make more art! If the answers are yes, then your mission was accomplished.
Providing an experience that leaves kids with a ✨feeling ✨of accomplishment/pride/flow/release/engagement/community ... is far and above any product we can guide them through. #thoughtoftheday ✨
And if YOU need a pick me up, grab some painting and a brush and just go for it. Let go of expectations and enjoy the process. ✨
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Next up on the #collaborativepainting UK artist list is Bristol based artist and musician, Ben One @benjimagnetic. Planting feet firmly in both visual and aural arts, Ben One is a master of taking the blueprint of a style and reworking, manipulating and twisting it into an abstract form. The repetition of his breakbeat production is often mirrored visually through the use of symbols and lettering in his paintings, as is the fierce energy that is interwoven in all he creates. Keep an eye out for his paintings and an ear out for those neck snapping beats!