Strokes Of Genius Comes To A Close
The seven week Fall session of Strokes of Genius at the Lakewood Public Library came to a close in November as participating second, third, and fourth graders proudly showcased their talent at an art show for family and friends. Each week students learned about the life and work of a different artist and then completed an art project in the style of that artist. Artwork created by Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Piet Mondrain, and Pablo Picasso provided the inspiration for the students’ creative efforts. Cut paper, oil pastels, watercolor paints, crayons, and markers were some of the art mediums used. After learning about Rembrandt the students completed a “half” portrait. A photo of each child’s face was cut in half down the middle and students drew the other half of their face with colored pencils. Many young artists said it was the most difficult project but also the one they liked the most. At the conclusion of the Art Show each participant took home a certificate and their creative work.