art

Open Doors

Self-Portraits Inspired by Chuck Close

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Open Doors instructor Katy showed high school students at  JCPS   Uspiritus-Brooklawn School  various examples of  Chuck Close ’s paintings from his career. They had learned how to mix colors and different ways to use their brushes. They drew self-portraits, as they saw themselves, and were to make grids of approximately two-inch squares. They applied bright colors of their choice and utilized said technical skills they have learned. They used acrylic paint and graphite on 22x30 inch paper. They were allowed freedom to deviate if they chose.  Special thanks to Fund for the Arts'  Arts for Kosair Kids®  for their generous support of this project!

Open Doors instructor Katy showed high school students at JCPS Uspiritus-Brooklawn School various examples of Chuck Close’s paintings from his career. They had learned how to mix colors and different ways to use their brushes. They drew self-portraits, as they saw themselves, and were to make grids of approximately two-inch squares. They applied bright colors of their choice and utilized said technical skills they have learned. They used acrylic paint and graphite on 22x30 inch paper. They were allowed freedom to deviate if they chose.

Special thanks to Fund for the Arts' Arts for Kosair Kids® for their generous support of this project!

Open Doors

Dreamcatchers at Home of the Innocents

LVA instructor Liz has been working with students at Home of the Innocents on several projects, including a mural to be unveiled soon and these dreamcatchers. A fellow institution that has worked for more than 100 years to benefit Louisville,  HOTI shares LVA's mission to give children and young adults "the opportunity to access services that may be hard to find elsewhere."

Summer Camp

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens: Art in Nature

LVA brought a nature art half-day summer camp out to partners Yew Dell Botanical Gardens! Students explored the wonders of their gardens through a creative lens — imagine creating art in a castle or along woodland trails. Artists tapped into their creative genius with guided curriculum and help from the Great Outdoors. The natural world offered an opportunity for students to draw, design, paint, sculpt and create their way toward beautiful works of art!