Doodling Meet-up is now online. This class will be both a one-on-one experience with Eleni Litt and a great opportunity to connect with other students with similar interests. You must have internet on a device with a built-in camera to participate. Doodling Meet Up is in its 5th year at the West Windsor Art Center! Whether you're a seasoned artist or have never picked up a paintbrush, this class might be for you. Each session has a theme along with art prompts, quotes, and poems to get the creative juices flowing. Doodling encourages trusting your intuition and following where the energy takes you as we explore together a range of ideas, along with art techniques for both observational and abstract art. You definitely don’t need to think of yourself as an artist to explore this free-form art practice that is both relaxing and meditative, even as it builds confidence and skills in the context of a welcoming community.
Papers etc. & notebook - A small notebook to serve as a “Studio Log” - A pad of Bristol board (card stock-like paper) - Loose paper or card stock of any size - Any mixed media art journal (9 x 12 is a good size but any size you like is good!)
Dry Media - Pencils, pens, markers of different colors - Crayons and/or oil pastels - sharpener, eraser - Masking tape - charcoal
Wet Media - Paints: watercolor, tempera, gouache, acrylic - Brushes (3-5 different shapes & sizes) - 2 plastic containers for water - A plastic paint palette (paper plates will work as well) - Optional: water-soluble crayons and/or water-soluble pencils
Collage - “Elmer’s” white glue or glue stick, or transparent tape - Matte Medium - Scissors (even this is optional because you could tear with your fingers) - Ephemera: magazines, newspaper, old maps etc. Miscellaneous - Rubber stamps, ink pads - Paper towels - Anything else you might want to use!
About the Teaching Artist
Eleni Litt is a teaching artist who tells a story or expresses a feeling with line, color, form, and words. She loves to make art in community and to find the story that emerges from playing with shapes and colors. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology (from the LSE/UK) as well as Certificates in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and Creative Arts Therapies from The New School where she works as Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs.