How about a sunset? How about a DINOSAUR?

How about a sunset? How about a DINOSAUR? These are the conversations you overhear when teaching eight-year olds art. Other snippets include “Add white to make your volcano pop” and “My cat’s whiskers are falling off.”

Brooke Anderson ('15) and April Chien ('15) with Seton students

Brooke Anderson (’15) and April Chien (’15) with Seton students

At St. Elizabeth Seton’s school the Seton Art ACE Org taught kids how to use oil pastels to draw landscapes and sceneries, then overlay their landscapes with black silhouettes. While our original example was a silhouette of a cat sitting in a window looking out into the sunset, many of the kids took our “mundane” idea and ran with their imaginations.

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Seton Students

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Ashley Lee (’16) and Jennifer DiSanto (’15) with Seton students.

 

There were underwater scenes, jungles, beaches, volcanoes, and even a city (complete with Godzilla). It was such a pleasure to not only show these kids how to blend and manipulate oil pastel, but also see what they came up with. These kids are insanely talented and such a joy to be around. We look forward to making a lot more art with them!

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A collection of artwork

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Cats and Sunsets

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