Westridge 7th Graders Present “The Tangled Tree”
Visitors of the Sigrid Burton Gallery (Westridge School campus) are in for a lovely view as 7th graders have completed their charcoal tree drawings. This year’s installation is titled “The Tangled Tree.” The art is hung in a particular way to reflect the theme of interdependence.
“Each of these pieces (was) created individually but throughout the process the students collectively advised, collaborated, discussed, and combined their efforts when someone needed some extra help,” said Ms. Yurshansky. The students drew inspiration from artists Hiroshige and Tohaku Hasegawa.
To make the pieces, students first removed the negative space in the image which allowed them to focus on the positive space. They then combined two different shading techniques and filled the negative spaces with a gradient of two shades of colored pastels.
See more photos of the “The Tangled Tree” here.
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