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Artist Helps BOCES Students Tap Their Inner Creativity

Ira Marcks, an illustrator and cartoonist, stopped by Oswego County BOCES in early June to help students express themselves through a variety of creative projects. Marcks introduced students to different painting techniques characteristic of the Surrealism movement and shared several works from Surrealist painter Joan Miro. Students were then given an opportunity to create their own Surrealist-inspired pieces, incorporating whimsical elements and elements of surprise characteristic of the style. Students Brandon Miano, left, and Robert Burkett, second from left, from Bonnie Eastman’s class are working on their masterpieces while Marcks shows Joshua Hemingway the relationship between primary and secondary colors on a color wheel.
Ira Marcks, an illustrator and cartoonist, stopped by Oswego County BOCES in early June to help students express themselves through a variety of creative projects. Marcks introduced students to different painting techniques characteristic of the Surrealism movement and shared several works from Surrealist painter Joan Miro. Students were then given an opportunity to create their own Surrealist-inspired pieces, incorporating whimsical elements and elements of surprise characteristic of the style. Students Brandon Miano, left, and Robert Burkett, second from left, from Bonnie Eastman’s class are working on their masterpieces while Marcks shows Joshua Hemingway the relationship between primary and secondary colors on a color wheel.