The students at Miller Colony have had the art mobile before and were so excited when I arrived to the school. They immediately started helping me unload boxes! The students also had many questions for me, “Where are you staying? Where are you from? How far do you drive?” Not only did the students have many questions for me, but they also had plenty for the artwork in the exhibit. Students wanted to know more about Jennifer Combe’s “Tic, Tic” and why she had used pencils. All of the students had excellent questions.
Our visiting artist, Whitney Polich arrived to talk about her own artwork. Miller Colony students were eager to hear from Whitney on how she made her bronze sticks. After Whitney explained her process, the teacher Mrs. Griffin told Whitney that she had one student who was very interested in art. She told the student to go get a pastel drawing she had made. The 7th grade students asked Mrs. Griffin, “Can I run home and get it?” She dashed off to her house and made it back out of breath. The pastel drawing was a portrait of blonde woman. Her and Whitney talked about the artwork. Whitney encouraged her to keep drawing, and that the best way to draw is to keep your eye on shadows.
Overall, it was a great day at Miller Colony school!