Collaboration Highlights Wealth of Talent

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Kristina Schaaf works with one of our students in her decision to use either a traditional brush or her finger to create a portion of the ongoing piece on the digital palette.
Kristina Schaaf works with one of our students in her decision to use either a traditional brush or her finger to create a portion of the ongoing piece on the digital palette.
For one last assignment, Joy Weiner instructs our students who are about to begin a project that they hope to finish before their parents arrive.
For one last assignment, Joy Weiner instructs our students who are about to begin a project that they hope to finish before their parents arrive.

The Heckscher Museum of Art brought an exciting experimental program to South Huntington School District’s sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students at the Spirit of Huntington Arts Center this past December, and on Friday, January 9th, the museum held a private reception for the students, their families and friends to highlight their creative journey.

The students had learned about the Museum’s Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography exhibition and discovered that experimenting is not just for scientists! They discovered the importance of embracing chance, and trial and error when creating a composition.

At the Spirit of Huntington Arts Center, everyone was inspired to create their own abstract collaborative drawing inspired by Mariah Robertson’s 100-ft long photographic print. The finished piece was on display at the museum for everyone to enjoy.

Students also participated in a ‘digital action painting’ program facilitated by the Heckscher Museum’s Joy Weiner and Kristina Sheaf. Students were introduced to this new program that has unlimited creative possibilities.

“I was so pleased with all the work that the kids did, both at The Spirit of Huntington Art Center and at The Heckscher Museum,” said Ms. Joy Weiner at the conclusion of the program. It’s clear that with collaborations like these, our students are beneficiaries of a wealth of creative knowledge and expertise right in our own community.

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