During the course of the residency, students will be introduced to the meaning and importance of:
1) Brainstorming–idea generating
2) Sketching–rough layout and character studies
3) Collaborating–working with a group or team of students to cooperatively develop a viable idea
4) Scaling–enlarging the proposed idea to the correct size and dimensions
5) Outlining–creating a clear and precise drawing to paint in
6) Painting–filling in the designated images with paint, preferably through two stages, a broad undercoat & detailed topcoat
Students will learn the importance of every step in the creative process from idea formation to finished details, especially in a community mural. Students will be team building and researching subject matter as they move through the residency. Students will be developing different skills and tactile experiences each day as they sketch, compose, enlarge, transfer, and paint on a vertical surface.
Jennifer Wood has been a working artist for the past 25 years in the Raleigh, NC, Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ, and Washington, DC areas. Since moving to North Carolina in early 2000, her paintings adorn private homes, public spaces, and businesses. Also included are the unconventional requests from school groups, charter organizations and churches.