Our Project Stewardship young adult group will participate with Spirit of Huntington Arts Center for a special painting workshop as part of Artists Come Alive via ZOOM. Canvasses will be used and can be offered as gifts to family members or friends! In this expressive art program, students discover art styles through the lives of famous artists as they express themselves. Students learn through an interactive slide show presentation and stories then creating their own masterpieces emulating that artist’s style. The history of the artist’s life including any challenges which they overcame through their art is discussed. Classes are processed-based and developmentally appropriate.
The artist we will learn from and emulate is James Rizzi:
… James Rizzi’s pictures almost burst with New York City imagery: cars and cabbies, hot dog booths and the Hudson, the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge and Broadway. We see illuminated advertising, streets full of houses, street signs, fire hydrants, and dustbins. Above all, however, we see people, people and even more people. After all, it is the people you meet in the streets who give New York its particular flavor. “Much of my work is about New York City, but above all it is about the people, about how they live. New York is a multicultural society where people with all kinds of cultural backgrounds, religions and languages are living together in harmony. In my work I want to portray the positive side of New York, I want to show how privileged we are to have such a rich and diverse society and that living together in such a community can be a lot of fun.” Rizzi’s pictures show New York as a social example the world might wish to follow.
If you are already a member of our Project Stewardship program, please register using the “Member” registration below. If you would like to become a member, please add both the “Project Stewardship Program” and “Member” registration to your cart. If you would simply like to join us for a single session, please purchase the “Standard” registration below. You can then add additional sessions to your cart.