Seeing the Big Picture: Community Art and Teens Set May 7

OSWEGO – As part of the “Oswego Lighthouse: Community Arts Project,” the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is hosting an art workshop geared towards teen youth, titled “Seeing the Big Picture: Community Art and Teens” on May 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Maritime Museum.

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Pictured is the 1982 artwork of Michael Duguay, which was recently donated to the museum’s collection.

This workshop expresses the community-based nature of our lighthouse as a symbol and icon for the city of Oswego.

Teens and preteens, ages 10-17 years old, will be given one of 20 individual pieces of a larger image that when combined form one large mosaic of the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse.

Each piece will consist of various abstract shapes in which the young artists will use the “elements of art” to fill the shapes.

Instructor Liz Nielson will begin the workshop with a lesson on the seven elements of art which allow participants to develop their own individual pieces.

They will then use acrylic paints to complete their individual tile.

The objective is to instill both an appreciation for the arts and the Oswego Lighthouse as cultural assets in our community.

The completed mosaic will be on display at the Maritime Museum during the summer in the museum’s art gallery.

All supplies are provided.

The event is free, but reservations are required, contact the Maritime Museum at (315) 342-0480 to register.

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