Allen Brook and Mansfield Art Studios

The painting above, made in '08-'09, depicts the old Williston train station. This is one of two images that depict historic buildings of our town. The children learned how to project an image, copy it onto canvas and observe angles, color values and tones and other details from the original black and white photos. They also imagined the colors of the building, sidewalks, train, clothing and surrounding landscape. The paintings hung for a while at Dorothy Alling Library and now are at Allen Brook School.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Three Dimensional Shelters - Mixed Media, Grades 1 and 2

First and second grade artists learned about the life and contemporary art of Beverly Buchanan as well as the clay sculptures of John Brickels. Through this sculpture project, they explored the principle of balance, a variety of attachment methods, many materials and their unique ideas.