Art Students Get Inspired By Famous Female Artists

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Sixth and eighth grade art students from Lynbrook South Middle School and Lynbrook North Middle School recently participated in an in-class workshop with a museum educator from the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement, the Heckscher Museum of Art chose two women artists for this year’s programming which the art students learned all about.
Sixth grade students engaged in a mixed media project, featuring oil pastel and collage. The project was inspired by contemporary artist Sabrina Beretta. Beretta is well known for her fractured or shattered images. Eighth grade studio art students put their creativity to the test with a mixed media “fan” project that incorporated printmaking, drawing and collage, inspired by artist Miriam Schapiro.
The studio art classes visited the Heckscher Museum as a culmination of the program. During the eighth graders visit, the museum had three Miriam Schapiro works of art in their current exhibition. The students were able to see her creations up close, connecting to all that they learned about the artist. The museum partnership allowed the students to improve their visual literacy while also developing a greater understanding of the importance of art in everyday life. It was a great experience for all!