A few quick pics from our trip to the Nature Lab earlier today. Will update with more images and info later.
On Tuesday October 8th, AP and Honors Studio Art students visited Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab and Museum. Our day started at the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, home to both living and preserved animal, plant and geological specimens. Students had the opportunity to draw and photograph specimens as a reference archive for future works. This will be a huge asset as they develop their AP portfolios, which have a strong focus on observational drawing.
After a brief lunch, we headed over to the RISD Museum for a tour entitled Artists’ Ideas, Materials, and Process. This tour is designed to encourage students to “Consider the choices artists make to communicate their ideas, including subject matter, style, and media. Recommended for classes making and studying artistic process and innovation. Lessons can focus on creative process, cultural context, communication and aesthetic judgment, and other themes articulated in the Visual Arts Grade Span Expectations (GSEs).”
This trip provided both the resources and inspiration to fuel some really spectacular work. I look forward to sharing the results with the DS community.
Special thanks to DSEF (Dover-Sherborn Educational Fund) for funding this trip through a DSEF Grant.
- Reblogged from kosiecki-arts