Tonawanda News — She said after each unit she selects the very best examples of works in each of classes and puts them in a special show folder. From there she finds different art shows — like a recent one at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda — to submit these works.
“What it does for the students is it gets their work out into the community and a professional setting,” Curcio said. “It gives evidence of what the students can do and what the teachers are teaching.”
Holler submitted to the SCVA show examples of van Gogh-like flowers done in oil pastel, contour drawings of hands, and studies on perspective using monochromatic techniques and silhouettes, like one done by 11-year-old Carson Essenburg.
His drawing shows perspective using varying shades of the color purple.
“There are hills and then there are animals and trees on it,” he said, describing the drawing.
Carson said his favorite thing to do in art class is draw shapes and contours of figures like hands and people. His favorite subjects in school, though, are math and science, which Holler said she makes sure to incorporate in her classes.
“There are kids that may (learn) verbally and who may be good with vocabulary end of it art,” she said, pointing to a list of words describing different styles of art. “And then there are kids that are good spatially so they might be good with the math end of it. I try to incorporate that in there.”
“I keep telling them it’s OK to think diffierently and it’s OK to look at something differently as long as you’re not hurting somebody,” she added.IF YOU GO • WHAT: Student Celebration of the Visual Arts • WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m.; awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. today • WHERE: The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Fine Arts Atrium, 202 Center for the Arts, North Campus, Buffalo • MORE INFORMATION: Visit https://sites.google.com/site/scvarts Contact features editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.