After the students created their artwork inspired by music, we had a critique. We discussed the elements of art and principles of design in relation to their artwork. The students then found interesting areas on their artwork (3x4in) which they are now creating on a larger scale (18x24in) with acrylic paint. The focus for these abstract paintings has been composition, shape and color mixing.
Wendy Decker joined the WMA upper-school art department in September of 2010. She is the yearbook advisor for The Hill Yearbook staff. She graduated with a BFA from Alfred University in December of 2009 with a concentration in oil painting and a New York State certification in K-12 Art. In December of 2012, she received her master's in Art Education from Boston University.
"With more free time, I am working to go back to my roots and explore the possibilities of drawing and painting. With my educational goals met, it is now time to focus on my own inspiration in order to keep the atmosphere in my classroom fresh."