Middle School Art Students Get a Lesson from Peter Donahue

On April 12th, Deanna Whelan’s Middle School Digital Sketch & Draw class took a trip across campus to the Phoebe Styles King ’49 Gallery where Upper School English teacher Peter Donahue gave them a lesson on his artwork that is currently on display in the gallery and he discussed a few of his methods. 

He spoke to the class about his process, how long it takes to complete a full piece, and took questions from the students after they browsed the pieces in the gallery. Afterwards, he asked questions of the students about their digital art methods and how they compare to his traditional art methods. 

“It was a great opportunity for my Middle School students to meet an artist on campus who is also an upper school English teacher,” said Mrs. Whelan. “The students came away from the experience inspired to try new ways to approach their themed weekly sketches and try new art styles!”

Each Middle School student took a picture of a piece that inspired them, and the class will soon work on comparing the texture and process that goes into digital art vs. traditional art.


 

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