Monday, April 16, 2012

Drawing Workshop for Arizona High Schools

About 40 students from two high schools gathered for the workshop

I was invited to teach a drawing workshop to students at Centennial Park Arizona last week. My friends, LuAnn Williams, art teacher at El Capitan High School and Daniel Zitting, art teacher at Centennial Park High School combined their art students for the special workshop. About 40 talented and enthusiastic students showed up with their sketch pads and pencils and were eager to go to work. We started with a powerpoint at the school, where I talked to them about some drawing fundamentals. Then we boarded a school bus for a field trip to Maxwell Park at the foot of some spectacular red cliffs. A rain storm let loose as we were unloading, but it didn't deter the students who sought shelter in an alcove and started sketching anyway. The rain veiled the cliffs but added drama to the afternoon.
A heavy rainstorm veiled the beautiful cliffs at Maxwell Park
Tucked safely in an alcove the students went to work on their drawings
Daniel Zitting (left) and LuAnn Williams (right with student) are both fine artists as well as great teachers

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