This week we finished up our third and final Art Day with our Guest Artist, Dorian Sylvain. I cannot say enough about how much the students learned from her! She taught them about her job as a scenic designer and brought in examples of her work for them to look at. While working on the backdrops, she chatted with the students about proper techniques for holding a brush, applying paint, and even blending and shading colors!
(Guest Artist Dorian Sylvain works with 4th grade students from Disney II Elementary on the backdrop for their opera “Michael Jordan’s Shoes”)
Each class was able to work on their backdrop for three weeks: first designing it, painting it, and then putting on the finishing touches.
(Guest Artist Dorian Sylvain working with 6th grade students from Disney II Elementary on the backdrop for their opera “Pizza Pizza”)
Students were able to explore their creativity in a different way and were allowed to take ownership in creating the scenery for their shows. Even students who are not normally as involved were painting and having fun!