Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is proud to showcase artwork from students around the county. This exhibit features artwork from the Center’s first ever summer art camp designed specifically for students entering 4th through 7th grades.
Led by local teaching artist Inya Laskowski, students experimented with a wide variety of materials and techniques, including line drawing, paper mache, sculpting, working with clay, watercolors, and oil pastels.
“The intent behind art camp is to make art fun, hands-on, and accessible for children, regardless if they’ve had any prior experience,” said Tracy Sawyer, Arts & Outreach Programs Manager.
The new exhibit features three projects from the fast-paced week, showcasing one work from each of the 21 young artists: an oil pastel, a line drawing, or watercolor flowers.
In the first panel, a Matisse-inspired oil pastel, students were challenged to utilize at least 15 colors on the piece. Students learned about the famous artist and his life-long love of color while working on this project.
Another is a line drawing of minute details of the shoe each student was wearing. In addition to the effort it takes to see and draw these meticulous details, campers were asked to work in absolute silence on this piece. Through it, students learned the value of silence and how it helps to fully focus on the task at hand and be a better artist.
Color copies of lovely watercolor flowers, in the style of Georgia O’Keefe are also on display. Again, students learned about the artist and her unique approach to painting flowers as if through a magnifying glass.
The fourth panel is collage of images taken throughout the creativity-filled week.
The Center is thrilled to offer special hands-on experiences to children through year round opportunities such as art camp and we trust you will enjoy their inspiring work.
For more information about the Arts Center’s student art exhibit or to find out how to have your students’ artwork placed on display, please email Tracy Sawyer , Arts & Outreach Programs Manager, or call 707.527.7006, ext. 154.