Friday, May 25, 2012

Art Exhibit of both Students and Professionals at Kennett High School

Students, teachers, and artists enjoying a day of art at Kennett High School
Yesterday was the Kennett High School Art Fair! I had a great time demonstrating watercolor painting, and in addition to meeting tons of art students, I also met several local artists. The school has a very impressive art department staffed with a dedicated team of extremely talented teachers. Chairman of the school's Fine Art Department Kathleen Nelms invited several professional artists in the area to display their work and demonstrate their artistic techniques.

 Charles Metzger demonstating throwing pots on a wheel. Charles has a shop in downtown Kennett Square, where he teaches pottery classes in addition to offering his beautiful handmade items for sale.
 Neilson Carlin, of Studio Rilievo School of Classical Painting, painting a figure study in oils. Neilson teaches in the manner of the Old Masters by mentoring students through a complete course of focused study in art.
Photograph 2012 (c) Nanci Hersh
I demonstrated all day, and painted three paintings. Here, I'm worrking on a harbor scene in watercolor. I came across this scene on a recent visit to the British Virgin Islands, and loved the way the reflections of the boats sparkled on the turquoise water.
Artist Nanci Hersh leading the students in a collaborative art project. I first met Nanci at a local gallery stroll a couple of weeks ago, and recently started following her wonderful blog posts.
Artists at work, painting away in the gym. Photogragh 2012 (c) Nanci Hersh

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