Anne McFaul Reid | Visual Arts

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Anne McFaul Reid | Visual Arts

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Anne is a sculptor and painter. She graduated from Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) with a degree in fine art, and has since shown and sold her artwork throughout the country. With Anne, students will engage in creative, in-depth projects that integrate the arts with science, math, engineering, and/or other topics that best meet each school’s learning goals. During a residency or workshop, each student will experience art, understand the art form, create art, and connect this art-making experience with other parts of their lives.

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When I am in the classroom my goal is to inspire students to make something meaningful. I offer them the materials and the time that it takes to generate an idea, draw it out and then make it come to life as a 3-dimensional sculpture. This requires the students to be creative engineers and can incorporate numerous STEM concepts. We work with wire, paint, copper, beads and found objects for the Garden Sculpture residency.

Anne also teaches a variety of art forms that are favorites of older adults, including watercolor and acrylic painting, seed art, and relief printing. She has a long history of creating and selling sculpture and jewelry through craft shows, museum gift shops, boutiques, and craft galleries.

Sample Programs: Customizable To Site’s Needs

Residencies

Design & Build Night Lights

Explore the possibilities of paper and light and learn how to build an electrical circuit. See how energy from a battery travels along a conducting line to create a beautiful light source. In this workshop, students create a glowing work of art out of recycled materials, found objects, wood, beautiful papers, and paint.

We first draw a schematic, and then build a circuit out of wire, a battery pack, and a light bulb. From here students find the perfect materials to begin to create their design.

“One of my greatest pleasures in teaching is watching a student turn an ordinary material into something extraordinary.”

*The workshop version of this program requires 5 hours for maximum satisfaction.

 

Garden Creatures

Students create a garden sculpture from metal/ copper tubing, cured paint, wire and beads. This residency gets students working in a very physical way, bending 6’ tubing into a form they designed themselves.

How does an artist move from invention to creation? Experience the creative process by creating garden sculptures inspired by nature. Work with strips of cured, flexible paint and copper tubing to create creatures with imaginary requirements for life. Science themes that can be integrated include: • learn what an organism is • discuss life forms in all of their varied shapes and sizes • consider what structures are needed to keep different organisms alive • integrate concepts of life science and physical science, such as measurement, weight and balance.

Note: Material fees may be added for the copper, wire, and paint used to create their outdoor garden sculptures. An aluminum wire can be substituted for reduced price per student. Project can work for grades 3-12.

 

Relief Printing

Making a relief print is perfect for creating greeting cards, notecards or any other 2-D works of art. Participants first press down deeply with a dull pencil on the surface of Styrofoam to create a design, with some areas raised and others recessed. Thick ink is rolled over the raised surface, and paper is then placed on the inked surface and the ink is transferred to the paper by applying pressure on the back of the paper. Seeing the image appear on the paper is the most exciting part of the whole process.

 

Watercolor/Acrylic Landscapes

Students will draw upon their own experiences in nature to create a landscape, bird painting, or any nature inspired work. This landscape can come from memories, places they’ve been or places they've always wanted to visit. Students will learn basic painting techniques, including brushwork and color mixing.

 

Seed Art

Think of a moment that you want to remember in a special way forever. Now, try and visualize that in seeds! Seed art is a creative and original way to capture a moment. Participants learn to transfer and/or draw an image and then, using seeds of various sizes and colors, arrange and glue them on a flat surface to make that image come alive. Using a memory shown in a photo works well also.

 

Workshops

Relief Printing

Making a relief print is perfect for creating greeting cards, notecards or any other 2-D works of art. Participants first press down deeply with a dull pencil on the surface of Styrofoam to create a design, with some areas raised and others recessed. Thick ink is rolled over the raised surface, and paper is then placed on the inked surface and the ink is transferred to the paper by applying pressure on the back of the paper. Seeing the image appear on the paper is the most exciting part of the whole process.

 

Watercolor/Acrylic Landscapes

Students will draw upon their own experiences in nature to create a landscape, bird painting, or any nature inspired work. This landscape can come from memories, places they’ve been or places they've always wanted to visit. Students will learn basic painting techniques, including brushwork and color mixing.

 

Seed Art

Think of a moment that you want to remember in a special way forever. Now, try and visualize that in seeds! Seed art is a creative and original way to capture a moment. Participants learn to transfer and/or draw an image and then, using seeds of various sizes and colors, arrange and glue them on a flat surface to make that image come alive. Using a memory shown in a photo works well also.