Student Art Displays at CHA
The two displays of student art work at Christmas were very much appreciated by those who saw them in the lobby of Christiana Homeschool Academy. It was a joy for me to observe the discussions people had about the student art. It is always a delight for Diana and I to see what students create and to have students delight in their work as God did in his creations. I extended the student display with a display in the office and library in January. In the office is Summer Smith’s water color painting entitled “Summer Flowers”. Summer took water color these past two falls and is warming up nicely to this new medium. Drawing has been a favorite pastime since she was young. Water color pencils and chalk pastels lend themselves to blending and mixing many colors from a limited number of colors. Her greatest challenge in “Summer Flowers” was to keep the layers of petals separate which she did by allowing the layer to dry before continuing. Missy Smith had me frame Summer’s painting and it will soon adorn their home.
In the library is Joseph Howard’s “Rooster”. This was a painting of a rooster in Chincoteague that Joseph’s sister Emily photographed. The glory of this painting is the subtle warm mix of colors. He avoided the perfectionism that can stifle a water color painting. Joe sketches cars and cartoon people most often; his characters can be found on his art blog. Joe’s painting was popped into an 11×14 frame that we had.
I am looking for some younger artists this next month. Email me at [email protected] if you have children’s art that I could display for the month. I can’t wait to see it!