Years ago my high school art teacher took us to her husbands studio on the Ventura Avenue. It was this inspiring place with ambient light flooding in through high windows. While there, he had us paint with these giant paint brushes to see how it would feel to give up control and really use our gestures to make art.
Now that I'm the high school art teacher, I wanted to try it out from the other side. I tied our paintbrushes to long wooden dowels and told the students to just see what happens. And what happened was amazing. Some brilliant paintings were made that day. Maybe some of them will even appear in our art show this Friday.