Because of my Grandson, I became acquainted with ArtSeed and Josefa Vaughan, the Executive Director. She requested that I may have something of art related to teach to young people. I chose to teach them how to make their own pens out of printer's discarded litho plates or empty soft drink cans. I also brought along sumi ink to try the pens out. I was fortunate to have a friend, Greg Garcia of On Paper Inc, donate litho plates and lots of good paper.
|Josefa Vaughan, executive director going over students plein aire work just before my class and mid morning hot chocolate.|
|The cola pen or soft drink can pen|
|The litho pen with written instructions I gave to each student.|
|The students for today's class.|
|These were the final finished note cards they made with embossed framing (additional lesson). I gave them an envelope so that they could used it to send or give away. The pen exercise produced wonderful strokes and I think they were all pleased.|