You Don’t Need a Studio to be an Artist

By: Rachel Ford

It has now been over a month of Distance Learning and students have generally become used to online work, but so far the biggest changes are with art classes. Without the resources from the school and the time every day to work, student artists have had to adjust. As I only take studio I can’t speak for 3D or theater students, but studio art students have had to be creative, with many building their own easels or workspaces at home. Here are some examples of homemade student setups: 

Shannon Ross’ 21 left, Dorothy Cenedella ’21 right
Zoe Henry’ 21
 Heidi Hicks ‘21 left, Rachel Ford ‘21 (me)

For supplies, they’ve probably had to raid Michaels or Blick, or even found some old crayons and colored pencils from kindergarten. 

My very professional supplies from second grade 

Many students have been working hard and produced a lot of great art on their own, while others who might be slightly less motivated are taking this time to relax (I am among this group). Some examples of the work students have done during quarantine: 

     Dorothy Cenedella, oil paint                                 Zoe Henry, colored pencil
    Zoe Henry, marker and stuffed kermit     Shannon Ross, paint on denim 
         Rachel Ford, pen                               Shannon Ross, marker and pen 
                Shannon Ross, marker Heidi Hicks, oil paint 

Because we can’t display student art or have it hung in the halls, hopefully here we can recognize the great work student artists have been doing and how they’ve had to cope with Distance Learning. 

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