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Visual Arts

Upper school REmote Art Exhibition

Upper school art students offer this virtual showcase of drawings, portraits, photographs and wooden skateboard blanks from their REmote RE art classes under Visual Arts faculty members Astrid Dalins, Jorge Guzman and Matt Stock. Click here to enter the art exhbition.
Astrid Dalins
Studio Art 3 & 4
Skateboard Blanks
Each year, Studio Art breaks away from traditional media of canvas, paint, paper and pencils to create a self-expressive piece of art using an alternative medium, material or base. In the past, students have done works of art on chairs, made a giant mosaic of Mona Lisa out of peas and beans (dubbed Frijolisa), adorned Earth globes, as well as reinterpreted masterpieces using glitter rather than paint. This year the students chose wooden skateboard blanks for their projects. 

Just as REmote School began, Studio Art 3 & 4 had just received the blanks and were in the stages of planning their designs. With the help of Blick Art Supply, the students received their own sets of acrylic paint, brushes and paint markers with which they could work on their skateboards remotely. Some chose a theme and carried it out on top of the board as well as the back. Some chose to create dramatically different sides for the skateboards. Some students plan to hang them in their college dorm rooms, while some will add wheels and ride them. 

Jorge Guzman
Ceramics classes
The ceramics students explored the elements of art (line, shape, space, value, color, contrast & texture). They also had the opportunity to explore and record their emotions and environments during this time of self-reflection. These drawings were created as part of their assignments during REmote School.

Matt Stock
The virtual photo exhibition is a cross-section of work that students from photo one through advanced classes have been working on during the quarantine. Students have learned how to create beautiful images of stylized food photography in their own kitchens, the complexities of defuse lighting, and fictitious album covers in portraiture, amongst other things. The images curated here represent all of those projects. The students have been impressively resourceful and creative in their solutions to quarantine art projects. I am very proud of them all.

Click here to enter the art exhbition

Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.