of Todos Santos
by Cheri Streimikes, Art Teacher
Last Wednesday, Sierra School students had the wonderful experience of having a guest artist work with our art class. Asia Freeman, artist, art center director and college art instructor from Homer, Alaska visited us with a great project. She is a truly impressive teacher as well as an accomplished artist. The project dove-tailed with our first semester's lessons on light and shadow, finding negative space, and practicing accurate observation. Asia took us into a whole new world of these basic skills. The students covered a painting board with a single color of slow drying paint. Then they chose their subjects from objects around the campus. They didn't "draw the subject". Instead, they erased the paint on their boards in varying thickness, creating areas of light and shadow, and little by little revealing the subject. The results were beautiful. The students were excited about the new way to think about representing objects. For my part, I loved seeing our students leaping fearlessly into something new.
Students and teachers edited this blog since January of 2018.