Teens take on technology
Cottrell’s own drawing style integrates several layers, often different media, built up over an extended period of time. After explaining her 12.1 In the Window installation at Artpace, Cottrell guided our teens through the process of making their own multi-layered drawings. Taping techniques, watercolor washes, and image transfers set the perfect stage for their low-tech drawing machines to complete their works.
One young artist learned to embrace spontaneity is his art, commenting, “Do what ya feel like, when concerning art, don’t plan.” We love that everyone was able to enjoy the unexpected results and creative combinations that could be made with the techniques Cottrell shared, and can’t wait to hear what the robots are off to create next.
Teachers, your chance to learn how to incorporate this type of technology into your classrooms will happen on Saturday, February 25, when Cottrell presents Teacher Workshop: Drawn to Technology.
Image credit: A low-tech drawing machine in action! Photo by Kaela Hoskings