Students Ages 6-9
Students observed and discussed artwork in the museum galleries relating to the themes of photography and composition. Next, the simple process of making sun prints was explained and demonstrated. Students then worked together to create their own sun prints reflecting their understanding of opacity and transparency using small found objects and items they collected at home.
After learning how to create contour line drawings in the classroom, the class went for a local "explorer's walk" with their sketchbooks around St. Augustine. Each student was prompted to make a contour line drawings of anything they found interesting on their walk. Alex was enamored with the monumental marble lions that guard the city's historic Bridge of Lions.
Students observed and discussed landscape artworks in the museum galleries then had an opportunity to choose a 5"x7" print-out of their favorite work. Their challenge was to extend the landscape in a new and original way using the medium of their choice. Eric chose to extend an image by Florida landscape photographer Clyde Butcher with watercolor pencils.