Nationally Acclaimed Landscape Painter Visits Catlin Arts Magnet!
On October 2, Catlin Arts Magnet welcomed artist Andrew Peters who shared a pictorial history of the 1832-1834 expedition of the artist Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian. The presentation integrated the Visual arts with Social Studies and Science. Peters also shared his personal, inspirational story of how the art of Bodmer and John James Audubon inspired his own life of travel, adventure, and living and painting throughout the world. Mr. Peters gave two presentations to 4th grade students. Students at Crestridge Magnet School watched one of the presentations using Distance Learning Technology.
On October 9th, Peters came back to give an outdoor, Plein Air painting demonstration. Peters modeled everything from how he sets up his easel to signing his name on his finished painting. Students and staff were mesmerized! Following the demonstration, students created their own outdoor artworks of the surrounding school grounds using special oil pastels. The brisk day was warmed by this rare opportunity. We thank Mr. Peters for sharing his time and talents with us!