Friday, May 23, 2014

AFH in Residency at the Oliver Perry K-8 School

AFH Painting Mentor Wendy Michel served as an Artist in Residency at the Oliver Perry School during the 2013-2014 school year. She provided over 2,000 student hours of arts instruction to middle grades students. A great deal of their art explorations focused on interdisciplinary connections, like the natural connections between art and science and art and history--even recent history--as shown in two large (4’ x 4’) portraits on canvas that the students made in the style of a ‘pop art’ photo filter. Below are iconic portraits of recent historical figures Nelson Mandela, painted by grade 8, and Steve Jobs, painted by grade 6. 

Ms. Michel’s residency was generously funded by Edvestors as part of the BPS ARTS Expansion Initiative.

Please consider donating to help get these paintings framed and permanently installed in the school. You will help the young artists feel so proud! You can say what the donation is for on the form. Thank you!

 Nelson Mandela, painted by grade 8.

Steve Jobs, painted by grade 6.

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