NCMA Hosts Moore County Student's Art until October
Cheryl Stuckey, the art teacher at New Century said she is very proud of her students. Stuckey introduces her classes to the works of art found at the NCMA. Each student is assigned one piece and asked to develop observation skills by studying that work.
The first art assignment starts with an NCMA video tour, "From History to Mystery." A variety of works from the Museum of Art's collection are selected and studied in detail. The art students learn to grid photocopies of computer printouts. A much larger grid is drawn on a poster. Students "read" the lines and shapes within each grid square, row by row, until the compositions are complete. The young artists mix colors to match the original hues, and try to capture the style of the artwork. Art history facts are researched, and reports are presented to the class along with the posters. The posters are exhibited throughout the school so that non-art students experience the visual impact of art heritage.
After it is painted on a poster, the students write a report on the work and present it to the class. Angela Faulk, Coordinator of the Outreach program for the Museum spotted the artwork display on the school Web site and thought it would be a good topic because it shows how the state collection can inspire young artists.
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