This was my first class with Sue Pelletier. If I see her teaching, I will sign up for the class in a heartbeat. Why? Because it was amazing. Her class was very well paced. Her teaching style was relaxed and informative. She showed me supplies I have used before, but now I know a new way to make art. Like plaster of paris gauze. I’ve used it for mask making with the kids but now I can make clothes out of them! It was incredibly messy – doing it outdoors was a good move. It was also incredibly addictive. Best part – we didn’t wait for the gauze to completely dry before we started on the painting. Immediate gratification. So many possibilities, so many options. So much excitement. This project was about the layers – forgiving layers. At different stages I wasn’t sure about where it was going or I just didn’t like something it would be changing soon. As each layer went on it interacted with those before it – completely changing it.
We started with the plaster and made the dresses.This is where the dresses are now. I have more to add, but that will have to be at a later time. Here’s a closer look at the texture. The dimension just makes me happy!