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September 21, 2018

Art Students Paint From Life In The Adirondacks


Students in Martin Scoville’s Advanced Drawing and Painting classes at Sandy Creek High School took a recent field trip to Old Forge where they drew inspiration from nature.

Senior Sarah McDougal holds her water color painting from the field trip to Bald Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains. McDougal and other students in Martin Scoville’s Advanced Drawing and Painting classes traveled to the inspiring location to draw from nature. Other student paintings from the trip are on the table next to McDougal.

Senior Sarah McDougal holds her water color painting from the field trip to Bald Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains. McDougal and other students in Martin Scoville’s Advanced Drawing and Painting classes traveled to the inspiring location to draw from nature. Other student paintings from the trip are on the table next to McDougal.

Prior to the field trip, the students studied the water colors of Winslow Homer, who worked in the Adirondack Mountains during a period of his life and painted many works during that time.

“We used Winslow Homer’s works as an historical springboard,” said Scoville, who also said that painting from life rather than from two-dimensional photos is an important part of drawing and painting.

Senior art student Sarah McDougal agreed saying, the experience helped her and the other students to understand perspective.

“It was awesome being up there,” she said. “You could choose your perspective and what you wanted to paint.”

Advanced Drawing and Painting students as well as advanced art students working on portfolio preparation took a trip to the Adirondack Mountains for inspiration and experience drawing from nature.

Advanced Drawing and Painting students as well as advanced art students working on portfolio preparation took a trip to the Adirondack Mountains for inspiration and experience drawing from nature.

Upon arriving in Old Forge, the students needed to get to the vantage point that would provide that inspirational view.

Together they hiked up Bald Mountain where they chose a spot that provided the amazing vista.

The students ate lunch on the mountain before hiking back down and returning to school.

 

 

The view from Bald Mountain served as both inspiration and subject for student artists from Sandy Creek High School.

The view from Bald Mountain served as both inspiration and subject for student artists from Sandy Creek High School.

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