observational drawing

Papermaking and Intaglio Printing

The Creative Arts topic this quarter was Place. It was my turn to present and given my interest in the concept of 'Place' as it relates to art making, I wanted to inspire my students with a topic that I find inspiring.  

We are fortunate that our school is located on a beautifully wooded campus in the center of Istanbul.  We so frequently think of our school as a place of impressive buildings and intelligent students, and sometimes forget that one of the things that makes our school special is the environment that we are in.  We focused this project on the flora and fauna of our campus, making our own paper and printing it with observational drawings of the plant and insect life that thrive in this green space in the middle of the city.