Students Take to Pennypack Park to Complete Art Projects
The Upper Moreland Library has many forms of art created by students on display at the entrance of the building.
This week Upper Moreland Patch looks at the different forms of artwork produced by students in the Upper Moreland School District. There are a variety of different types of drawings and paintings done by various age groups of students.
- Art Major, Advanced Art & AP Studio Art Classes
Art students produced these works on site at Pennypack Conservation Park, located on Edge Hill Road. This was a great opportunity for students to draw from observation and to spend several hours with their subject. The spectacular view from the hill overlooking Bryn Athyn Cathedral in early hours of the day with the ever-changing quality of light and clouds provided a magical experience that will not soon be forgotten.
Students used oil pastels as their medium of choice because of the speed with which they can be applied, the intensity of colors and the flexibility that they offer. Each student worked in the style of impressionist painters who painted what the eye actually sees rather than what the brain interprets from visual cues. They used loose and quick brushstrokes that record the fleeting moment with the bright pastel colors.