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Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Art School's Summer Trilogy - II

Hello everyone, I am back to report on happenings at The Art School. On my latest adventure I had the pleasure of seeing egg tempera being created and used in Suzanne Scherer and Pavol Ouporovís class. It was beautiful to see the process and the various art projects were jaw-dropping. Egg temperaís uniqueness comes from mixing color pigment and egg yolk which creates a surface brilliance distinctive to this medium. I felt as if I was looking at murals from the Vatican! It is one of the most ancient techniques of painting and is still being done today. The Museum recently had an exhibition, Robert Vickrey: The Magic of Realism, which spanned the 60 year career of one of Americaís leading modern masters of this traditional medium. Having watched these students I now appreciate the time and effort required to master this technique. It doesn't lend itself to short exploration.

While the older art students are hard at work, a young woman named Kiersten was doing something completely out of her comfort zone. While having the chance to chat with her, I found out that she likes graffiti. She showed me a few of her paintings in which she uses different types of mediums and paints to create her art work. She has lots of projects planned including painting skateboards and her current project being of two people holding objects such as a record and a retro camera.

Then after talking with Kiersten, I moved on to see what projects are being done in the Youth Summer Camp classes. The theme was 3-D ocean projects with creatures. The students were using clay, letting it dry and then painting them. I saw ocean themes as well as animal themes being brought to life. An art student by the name of David is seen here with his creation in the works.

Until next time, enjoy and keep on creating the one of a kind art you all do so well! Bye for now!

Posted by: Blair Dector, Marketing Intern @ 9:00:00 am  Comments (0)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Art School's Summer Trilogy - I

Hello to all, my name is Blair and I am the Marketing Intern at The Boca Raton Museum of Art. One of my tasks this summer includes visiting the Museumís Art School and exploring how it enriches and changes the lives of its students. I have been given this amazing opportunity to start this blog and observe and chronicle art exploration at their Youth Summer Camp. Through this journey of experiencing kids immersed in all forms of imaginative activities, I have come to reflect on what art means to me and how this passion is changing my own life. I plan to take you on this journey and hope you follow along over the next few weeks.

As I walked around the school for the first time I found children of all ages involved in all manner of activities. It is a place where children get to run around, play with hula-hoops, throw a ball in a large circle with friends and of course draw, color and create. It is the joy in these childrenís faces that makes the aura of this community happy and beyond satisfied.

During my first visit, I was captivated by one particular project that a young girl was doing and found it to be beautiful. The project utilized teddy bears and the overall story of the project was, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, and See No Evil. She had created three-dimensional shapes on the front of the bear and on the back of it those same shapes became a city scape. I found this creative interpretation simply breathtaking. Perhaps learning to create art at such a young age exposes the mind and body to what creative expression truly is.

Growing up I never really had a chance to fully experience the visual arts and this experience is showing me what I missed. I played the flute for seven and a half years and danced but, as a child, I never put my hands on a paintbrush or clay. Now that I am in college Iíve begun photography classes and other creative endeavors and seem to have unleashed this unrealized passion.  To me, art is timeless and for that, it is something that just gets better and better!

I canít wait to explore what next week will bring. Bye for now.

Posted by: Blair Dector, Marketing Intern @ 12:00:00 am  Comments (0)
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