Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cabrini Connections Art Club - back in action

Cabrini Connections Art Club is back in action. We have been meeting throughout the summer, but last night was our first meeting during the fall tutoring session. We welcomed two new students to the club and enjoyed the company of returning members, Gregory Hatchett and Alexis Montgomery.

Gregory and Alexis made great progress on projects started over the summer. They have almost completed relief projects, based on maps of Las Vegas and Brazil. We enlarged sections of the maps on plywood panels and attached various objects to the panels to create texture and value. We have the boards primed and ready for painting next week. We will post photos once they are completed.

Our new members got their hands dirty working on a popular project, Chicago Icons. We worked with images of scupltures in Millennium Park: The Bean and Crown Fountain. We transferred the images using charcoal and pencil and outlined them with black markers giving a fabulous graphic quality. We began coloring the images with water soluble colored pencils and added a little water. Photos to come of the finished pieces.

The Art Club was also joined by volunteers from Chicago Cares, which help our teens create their work each week. We could not do so much without them. Including the two faux stained glass pieces completed this summer by Gregory Hatchett and De'Sean Hale. Gregory worked on his graffiti style and De'Sean explored the work of Piet Mondrian while creating these gorgeous pieces.

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