For this week in order to support your clay project I would like you research and draw some totem pole forms that you might want to add to your project. We want to emphasize the sculptural aspect of your four elements.
It’s that time again….for next week please choose a college Mascot from the Men’s or Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament to draw in your sketch book. Bonus if you choose either champion! There are 72 teams in the two tournaments and lots of mascots to choose from…have fun!
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…