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A New Material For Painting: Light

Pablo Picasso paints with light

Artist Pablo Picasso "painting" with light at the Madoura Pottery. (Gjon Mili/Courtesy of Life) hide caption

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Welcome to the future, where you no longer need a surface on which to paint. Actually, the process of painting with light dates back to Picasso — and probably before. But three art teachers — two in California and one in Shanghai — are using it as a teaching technique. They are collaborating on a project for their students: urging them to paint with light to learn about exposure and light.

Ultimately, the images from this project will be published in a book, and the book will be used as a fundraiser to help the Jacaranda School for AIDS orphans in Malawi build a computer lab. You can view more light painting by the students here and here.

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