Kym Crump of the Blue Ridge Arts Council helped too!
Posts Tagged ‘Warren County 175th Anniversary’
Posted in art class, daily painter, tagged 175th Anniversary of Warren County VA, acrylic, art class, Art Residency, daily painter, impressionism, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Artist, Warren County 175th Anniversary on March 22, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Posted in art class, daily painter, tagged 175th Anniversary of Warren County VA, acrylic, art class, Art Residency, daily painter, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Artist, Warren County 175th Anniversary, Warren County Virginia on March 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
As I mentioned last week, the Blue Ridge Arts Council has asked me to present a visual arts residency in each of the five elementary schools in Warren County. The residency will be conducted over the course of 4-consecutive days at each school. The art teacher at each school selected 16 – 4th graders to participate.
Each student will complete a 12”x12” acrylic original, which will be grouped and framed together (collage) and permanently displayed at the school after being shown in various locations through July.
The week with the students begins with Doug Stanley, County Administrator, talking to them about the history of Warren County. He explains why this area was settled and events of significance that have occurred. This gives me a basis then to show them the sample painting and explain why we are painting the subjects that I’ve chosen: the river, the mountains, transportation (train), wildlife, etc.
So far the two groups I have worked with have been extremely interested in this. Today I begin working with two more schools. All this week I will share the progress of the first two schools. It was exciting to see their finished products!
Many thanks to Kym Crump at the Arts Council for bringing me this project!
Posted in daily painter, Small Town Life, tagged acrylic, Art Residency, barn, daily painting, impressionism, Landscape, Shenandoah Valley, Small Town Life, Virginia, Virginia Artist, Warren County 175th Anniversary, Warren County Virginia on March 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Here you can see the beginning of A. S. Rhodes Elementary school, the Gazebo, the entrance sign to Shenandoah National Park and a barn. Look closely and you will see the Courthouse is sketched in as well.
And today I actually start the project with the kids at A.S. Rhodes Elementary and Hilda J. Barbour Elementary. Can’t wait to meet the 16 kids at each school. Hopefully they will be excited about painting and about the project.
Posted in daily painter, Small Town Life, tagged acrylic, Art Residency, daily painting, impressionism, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, Virginia Artist, Warren County 175th Anniversary, Warren County Virginia on March 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
As if the “Bark for the Park” series wasn’t a big enough project for this year, I have started another one. I am teaching an art residency at the five elementary schools here in Warren County. We will be painting a piece to depict the 175th Anniversary of Warren County. I’ve had to do quite a bit of research in order to tie the project into the History SOL’s for 4th grade as well as come up with interesting pictures for the kids to paint. Over the next few days I will show the progress of the sample painting that I did. Then, hopefully, I will be able to share the paintings that the kids finish.
Then I wrote in what I thought would work.
After having the initial design idea in place, I prepared the actual canvas that I would paint the sample on and started laying in printouts of the ideas on the canvas to see if they would work together. It was sort of like a puzzle. Stay tuned for more….