1/21/15

Artwork inspires 2nd grade art class in Zamorano Fine Arts Academy in San Diego

I was greeted today by a teacher's email from the Zamorano Fine Arts Academy in San Diego, that said my artwork was being used to inspire a second grade art class lesson! What a delight! 

Here is the entire recent blog post by the instructor, reprinted with permission from the original blog post: http://zamoranoarts.blogspot.com/2015/01/abstract-landscaping.html
  
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Zamorano Fine Arts Academy student work and real-world collaborations. Art projects created by K-5 students in San Diego. 

abstract landscaping

And we're back!
Right before winter break, the 2nd graders started their value unit. They used value to create 3d solids and 3d space in a drawing inspired the topiaries of Pearl Fryar. They tried to make their drawings look as realistic as they could. With this week's project, inspired by the modular clay tile works of Jason Messinger, I wanted to give them a chance to play with some simple landscape shapes, while still exploring how value contrast and shape size can create space and visual interest.
Jason likes to walk the line between representation and abstraction in his work and I wanted the 2nd graders to gain some experience in this too. I've had this image pinned for a while, so was/am excited to break out a lesson inspired by it:)
Versailles, France modular clay mural by Jason Messinger




I had the students do some preliminary work before starting their final drawings. First, they created color value scales. One with just green and another with yellow and green. We talked about pressing hard and soft to create the different values. They then drew a few simple landscape elements- pine tree, cypress tree, setting sun/bush, stream/path. The 3rd step was to put them together in an interesting way in 2 sketches. They needed to overlap at least once and change sizes from big to small somewhere.

They then got an 8x8" white square to draw on. When they had their chosen composition drawn, they could color it with any of the color values they made in their scales. The one rule was that shapes that shared a side could not be the same color.




On their exit slips, students had to identify how their new landscape was different than their Pearl Fryar ones. I also had them come up with a question to ask Jason. I will be collecting these and sharing some with him later this week.


My plan is to have different classes do different color schemes. I'm thinking blues for tomorrow. When we display them, I'd like to group them like Jason does and have the students help with the placement of the individual panels.
It's great to be back working with the kiddos!
 
 

12/9/14

Pop Up Studio Sale At Cornelia Arts Building with Three Second-Floor Artists - Sun Dec 14

Pop Up Studio Sale 
Cornelia Arts Building
Second Floor Artists
Sunday Dec 14, 
10 am - 2 pm
Join Judy Lichtenstein, Jason Messinger, and Michelle Starbuck Designs as they open their working artist studios to the public !

Amazing hand-made textile gifts and clothing from Judy Lichtenstein, 
unique ceramic tile wall art and gift items from Jason Messinger,
floral abstract oil paintings from guest artist Joey Wozniak, 
and modern affordable jewelry from vintage findings from Michelle Starbuck Design!

Holiday Stockings, T-shirts, Yoga-Active Wear, Blankets, Pillows, 

Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets,
Oil Paintings, Drawings, Tile Wall Art, Sculptures, Decor Globes, Vases, Bowls, Platters,
and other unique and hand made items!
Cornelia Arts Building
Second Floor - Top of Stairs!
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago
NW Corner of Cornelia and Ravenswood 

Judy Lichtenstein Designs
 
Jason Messinger Art


Michelle Starbuck Designs 



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Pop-Up Studio Sale
Sunday Dec 14, 10 am - 2 pm
Cornelia Arts Building,

Second Floor - Top of Stairs
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago
 

NW corner of Cornelia and Ravenswood
Parking in front and in neighborhood, 
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line CTA stop

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12/6/14

Private Studio Visits and On-line Sale for Blog readers thru Dec!


Private Studio Visits are now available at Jason Messinger's Studio/Showroom in the Cornelia Arts Building - throughout the Month of December. 


A no-pressure relaxed environment to review the work of Jason Messinger and new oil paintings by Guest Artist Joey Wozniak.


When in Chicago, enjoy the best available pricing by visiting Jason Messinger's studio work space - for original fine art, artist made and designed gift items, and books authored by Jason Messinger.

 
Contact the artist directly at JasonMessingerArt@gmail.com 
to arrange your private studio tour today: 
Cornelia Arts Building
1800 West Cornelia, Studio #204
Chicago, IL 60657

Not in Chicago? No worries! 
Readers of this Blog can enjoy a  
special discount of 25% OFF 
ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK *
for the Month of December 2014 
from the internationally listed prices 
on the Artist's Web Site:  
JasonMessingerArt.com




To Take Advantage of this Special 25% offer: 
Email the artist at JasonMessingerArt@gmail.com with the words "BLOG SALE 25% OFF" in the Subject line - BEFORE Jan 1, 2015.
Include in the body of the email the following: 
  • Title of art work and listed price
  • Actual Link from web site (if you are tech savy!)
  • Your email address 
  • Your ship-too address
 The artist will then email you a private secure invoice link through SQUARE - where you can arrange your payment directly with this premier and secure merchant authorizing system. 
Once processed - artwork will ship via UPS insured to your address previously provided. 
Shipping is included with price to continental US locations, (small additional surcharge may be added for International sales, depending on items.) 
All sales have our satisfaction guaranteed policy! 


Preview the artwork awaiting you now at  
JasonMessingerArt.com


* Offer void where prohibited by law 

11/12/14

Nov. 21 and 22 - Cornelia Arts Building Open House



The Cornelia Arts Building
Where Art Works
Come join Jason Messinger 
and other Residents 
of the Cornelia Arts Building
 for their last open house of 2014
Friday November 21, 6 - 10 pm 
Saturday November 22, 1 - 5 pm
Join over 40 resident artists, 
with special hallway guest artists
complimentary refreshments, 
live jazz music by 
gypsy jazz trio "Heavy Artillery"  and 
jazz group "Harold Washington Jazz Combo", 
with gourmet food truck YumDum Food Truck,  
and some of Chicago's best artists
in a friendly atmosphere two day event!

In his second floor studio/showroom, Jason Messinger will be showcasing new tile murals, paintings, drawings, sculpture, gifts, games, vessels, and books!
His November guest artist - Joey Wozniak - will be showcasing both brand new abstract floral oil-paintings and a selection of gorgeous artwork from his private collection - unseen for over 12 years! 
 

Over 50 local artists and artisans work in this former ice-house, including sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much much more. See what they have been creating on two full floors of working artist studios!


Established in 1986, the Cornelia Arts Building is one of the largest All-Artist studio buildings on Chicago's Northside. The building rests at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and Ravenswood/North Center. 


The November Open Studio Events is one of their best attended events of the year - With TWO DAYS of Open Artist Studios!


Find the perfect holiday gift, imbibe our complimentary refreshments, or just enjoy the beautiful artwork, artisan made crafts, and live jazz music! 


Close to public transportation, 
with free parking available. 
FREE and open to the public.
 


Cornelia Arts Building 
November Open Studios
Friday November 21, 6 - 10 pm 
Saturday November 22, 1 - 5 pm
1800 W. Cornelia, Chicago
Entrance on NW Corner of Ravenswood 
1 block West of Lincoln Avenue
2 blocks south of Addison Brown Line Stop, 
Free Parking in front and in neighborhood

 

9/24/14

Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios - Oct. 3
















"The Cornelia Arts Building - Where Art Works"
Come join the Jason Messinger and other Building residents and guest artists as we celebrate Chicago Artist’s Month !

Cornelia Arts Building
Open Studios
Friday October 3rd, 6 - 10 pm















In celebration of Chicago Artist’s Month, come to the Artist Studio building that predates the city-wide event!
 
Join over 40 resident artists, with special hallway guest artist exhibitions, complimentary refreshments, live jazz music, local food truck, and some of Chicago's best artists, in a friendly atmosphere evening event!
Jason Messinger will showcase new Tile Murals, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and gifts. His guest artist Joey Wozniak shows his unique Oil Paintings.
Established in 1986, the Cornelia Arts Building is one of the largest All-Artist studio buildings on Chicago's Northside. Their October Open Studio Events is one of the oldest continually run artist studio events in the city of Chicago.


Over 50 local artists and artisans work in this former ice-house, including sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more. See what they have been creating on two full floors of working artist studios.

The building rests at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and Ravenswood/North Center. Close to public transportation, with free parking available in lot out front and on streets nearby.
FREE and open to the public.

Cornelia Art Building 
October Open Studios
Friday, Oct. 3, 6 - 10 pm
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago
Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia,
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line Station,
Parking in building lot and off streets nearby. 

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