honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,

From Liquid to Powdered Graphite

The Graphite Sandbox featured my big chunk of graphite, 9B graphite crayons from Germany, blocks of graphite, liquid graphite, powdered graphite, and water soluble graphite.

I also brought different surfaces to draw on such as bristol, vellum, and toned laid paper.  I demoed each of the types of graphite on each of the surfaces and turned the students loose to experiment.  Six students attended and tried a wide range of techniques including hand prints with the powder and lots of delicate smudging with tortillions.

These students now have a more sophisticated view of the potential for graphite.

Graphite powder hand print with graphite eye - student work October 2011 Honoria Starbuck Instructor 

Student smudging 9B graphite with stomp on toned paper - instructor Honoria Starbuck Graphite workshop students at the Thursday Sandbox October 2011 - instructor Honoria Starbuck

Tags: drawing, graphite, sandbox, teaching

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