Thursday, April 21, 2016

OLLI Session #4 on Tuesday, April 19

This was a great session! We started by reviewing the tangles covered during the last 3 sessions: Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Static, Printemps, Florz, Tipple, Shattuck, Jetties, Bales, Maelstrom. B'Twined, Betweed, Huggins, 'Nzepple, and probably a couple of others I'm forgetting. Next, I led the group through Munchin on a large tile. The final exercise for the day was to draw a tile using the same basic approach to string creation as Munchin employs (random dots), but switching it up a bit by making any way of connecting the dots allowable. More precisely, the instruction was to place 9-11 random dots on the tile, and then to connect them in any way at all -- with arcs, lines, squiggles, all in pencil. The finished product was the string. Finally, I asked everyone to fill in spaces with the tangles of their choice listed on the board. The mosaic shows clearly enough the amazing variety of everyone's work during this exercise. Bravo! Beautiful!

Looking forward to session 5. :)