The D&R Greenway Olivia Rainbow Gallery presents "Nature in Black and White," and exhibit featuring linoleum prints by Stuart eighth graders from the 2018-2020 school year. The show runs from November 5 - December 20, 2019. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 5 PM.
About the art
Art classes at Stuart spend time in nature when the weather permits. Last May Stuart eighth graders ventured out to the land surrounding Stuart to capture the spirit of spring in a series of pencil drawings. Students transferred their images to linoleum blocks and carved into them with special carving tools. Students then worked in teams to print editions together on a flatbed press. The result are lively black and white images reflective of the wild nature in which we study, work, and play. The objective of this project was to use nature as a catalyst for exploring new kinds of mark making. The students enjoyed the freedom to draw what they wished from the landscape. In addition, they learned how to simplify their original images to make prints. Click here for photos.