Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our Own American Gothic

Our American Gothic

Oh this crazy life has had me running this way and that for the last few weeks. Between all that's been going on at our home and my new job, I haven't been taking the time to bake or blog. Finally, the dust seems to be settling a bit.

My new gig is at Oak Grove, this amazing little school in Ojai. It's actually my alma mater and it's such a strange and satisfying feeling to be coming back to this place I know so well, this time as the new high school art teacher. It's sort of like a dream.

After weeks of meetings, gatherings, workshops and orientations, classes are well on their way and creativity is in full effect. Yesterday, the students and I collaborated to make our own version of American Gothic. We each drew a small part of the piece and as we finished we put them on the wall to recreate the painting.

The absolute best part of my week was seeing these wide eyed high school artists realize what they had made together. By the time all the pieces were up, everyone was gazing and admiring, snapping photos on their phones and patting each other on the back. So flippin' cool.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That really does sound cool! Have a sweet day!

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