Next Tuesday is Mardis Gras, so I would like you to find a Venetian Carnivale costume to draw in your sketchbook. Carnivale is a celebration of the season before Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent. It is celebrated in different ways around the world and Venice has a tradition of elaborate costumes and masks. Choose one that is interesting to you or draw one of the examples you see here on my blog. Have fun and do your best!
Another elaborate tradition that is closer to home is the Mardis Gras Indians of New Orleans…if you prefer to research and find one of their fantastic ensembles you may also choose to draw one of those.
Here is some information about the history of Mardi Gras Indians…
For this week I would like you to choose a person that you admire to honor and represent Black History Month. Do your Best!
CIRCA 1953: Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown Poses for a portrait circa 1953. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Next Monday you will be off to observe President’s Day, so for next Tuesday please choose An image of Lincoln or Washington to draw in your sketchbook.
Bonus: Because it is also Black History Month if you want bonus points you may also add an image of the Obama Hope Poster
2019 chinese new year greeting card, paper cut with yellow pig and blooming background. Year of the pig
For this week to celebrate the Lunar New Year that started today, please choose a Red Lantern or a Pig to draw in your sketchbook. Have fun and do your best.