March 19, 2017 | Published by St. Paul School
For the fifth year, Artist in Residence, Victoria Carnate, is visiting St. Paul school for several weeks to provide a unique art experience for all of our students, preschool through elementary! St. Paul has been hosting this program off and on over the past 17 years in order to expose our students to different art mediums and artists. St. Paul has hosted other artists in the past like Miwako Bagley, a talented water color artist.
Victoria Carnate is a mixed media artist and photographer. She has been a professional artist for 30 years and a classroom art instructor for 11 years. Her many artistic interests include clay, collage, jewelry, found object art, and multicultural art. This program is offered through Umpqua Valley Arts Association.
This year Mrs. Carnate had the students paint oil pastel and watercolor creature monsters, credit card acrylic painting and painting with tissue paper, and clay pinch pots that the students turned into crazy creatures, which turned into lots of creativity! The older students made Picasso inspired collage and paint combination guitars, which gave the students the opportunity to talk about Picasso and how he started and his works that included painting, collage, and sculpture. The older students also talked about Louise Nevelson (an American sculptor), which led to the creation of three-dimensional designs out of cardboard and hot glue, which they then got to spray paint.
Mrs. Carnate believes that art education is so important because there is lots of problem solving involved in art and it leads to so much creativity and individuality. She says that art is everywhere...it isn’t just a gluing project, it is something that the kids are learning about color combination, design, texture, form, and shape while adapting cultural traditions into modern curriculum.
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