Today the Boatworks saw the first meeting of a new class taught by Catherine Trapani, who comes to us after having lived and worked in such places as Seattle and Santa Fe. Back in New Jersey for a while, she is planning a variety of winter classes through BelmarArts. This afternoon was the first session in a class called "Let's Create with iPad." Participants will be encouraged to unleash their creativity, drawing and mixing and layering colors using the tools provided by the Paper 53 app, as seen below.
Each workshop covers basics and provides cues to enhance mastery and enjoyment of this process. For example, in this opening session Catherine and the participants played a couple of rounds of the classic Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse.
The three artists each took a part of the body and independently produced a colorful digital drawing. These were sent directly to our office printer, and once printed everyone could finally see what the others produced, as well as the results when all the parts were joined together. Below are the two composite artworks.
There are three more scheduled meetings for this class, and it's possible to sign up for them individually, so it's not too late to join the fun. Details are available on the class's page on our main website, where you'll also find information about her planned classes in February and March covering "Modern Master Techniques" and "Printmaking without a Press." Get involved before it's too late.