Level 3 and up students were invited to view the Art in the Atrium show which featured work by Barbara Bullock. These students met several times weeks before in the art room in preparation for the trip. During these meetings, students learned about Barbara Bullock and her works and began creating projects that reflected her style.
These projects were started by having students look closely at the examples found online. Practically all of Ms. Bullock’s art works are abstract, colorful, paper collage sculptures. Students drew out 3 various shapes (at least 14 inches long) cut and painted each one both sides using various acrylic paint colors and techniques. Other pieces were donated to a pile that was eventually available to students who wanted to add more to their projects.
At the show, students were able to get a closer look and to see the artist’s works in its actual size and colorful details. They were offered a classroom to work in to complete their paper sculptures.
Essex Valley School would also like to give special thanks to board member, Michelle L. Macchia. She accompanied our artists to the Morris Museum and provided the workspace for our artists. Without her, this event would not have been possible. Our students greatly appreciated her generosity!