In the Spring of 2021, Arts4All resident instructor Amy Richard partnered with Annie Booth, Program Coordinator at the Florida State Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA), to participate in the My Art My Way program. Through the program, Sharon Karim’s class at Godby High School had the opportunity to create work inspired by a virtual visit to the Museum. Amy and Annie first took the students on a virtual tour of artworks exhibited in MoFA exhibitions Memento Vitae and What It Takes; Amy then lead guided discussions about specific artworks in an effort to “stretch” observation and analytical skills followed by hands-on projects. Students experimented with making imagery using four main processes: drawing, painting, printmaking, and cyanotypes—an early photographic “blueprint” process. The overarching goal of this residency was to work with students to strengthen fine motor (hand) skills as well as observation skills through intentional looking and “focusing” activities while also providing enjoyable experiences with a variety of expressive processes and mediums.
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Design by Alice Fabela and Lydia Liu.
Thank you to Susan Baldino, Brenna Gilliam, Sara Canon, Patrick Greene, Emma Bailey, Jacqueline Cao, and Amy Richard.