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!