Students in Amy Jackson's Upper School art classes have been looking at the campus with a different perspective lately. Students had to photograph, crop, and/or manipulate their images to create a composition for a watercolor and ink piece they would be creating using linear and atmospheric perspectives as guiding principles in their work. The works in progress feature a multitude of locations on campus, from close-up to landscape; realistic to abstract. For inspiration on the project, Ms. Jackson pulled a watercolor that was commissioned by Eric Fitzpatrick in the 1980s of the then North Cross campus.
In preparation for their project, the students visited the current exhibit in Logan Gallery in which there are several watercolor pieces on display. The students evaluated the various works, and looked for the techniques used to produce certain effects. Some of the students' completed pieces will be entered into the Southern Teachers Agency student art contest. Twelve winning artists's work from across the south will be chosen for inclusion in the 2018 calendar. Winners will receive 5 copies of the calendar and $50 in art supplies gift certificates.
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