Our students recently created “identity collages” inspired by illustrator and artist, Martin O’Neill. For over 20 years O’Neill has been creating unique collages for a wide range of international clients encompassing advertising, design, editorial and publishing. Each of our students used this approach to create a unique collage which represents their own personalities, likes, hopes and dreams. Come down to the art center and check these masterpieces out while they’re up!
Our students from 5 different classes created subway poster art similar, to that of artist Keith Haring, on black board with white chalk. Students represented themselves in both words and drawings, like that of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The final piece was then photographed and digitally applied to their very own business card, reflecting their own stories, and ultimately, their “brand.”
We had a blast once again this year at our spectacular summer art camp. It was a wonderful week of learning and creating, and having lots of fun! Our students’ hard work and dedication was evident in the culminating art show on Friday, where our campers proudly displayed their beautiful artwork that they created all week. We’d like to give special thanks to all our parents, teachers and support staff that contributed to make this camp a reality. And of course, congratulations to all our growing artists!
Click below to view the entire gallery:
The Spirit of Huntington Art Center and the South Huntington school district once again had a fantastic time collaborating with the Heckscher Museum to produce yet another wonderful art show, displaying the children’s artwork for the conclusion of our 10-week art class sessions. This final show of the school year was especially vibrant, as it included twice as much student artwork! We combined the beautiful creations of both sessions 2 and 3 as we came together at the museum to share the art with friends and family. Click below for more photos!
Friends, family, students, teachers, and all of LT Cherokee’s ‘seeds’ came together this past weekend for a very special event that showcased (for the first time ever!) most of LT’s sculptures, together in one unified space. His pieces were brought in from not only local spots, but from as far as Canada. It was a beautiful evening celebrating the life, love, and artwork of our beloved friend and master sculptor, LT Cherokee.
Check out our art wall! This week our featured artist is Henry Matisse. Matisse created form with line and color as he practiced his famous “drawing with scissors.” Spring is finally here, so we’ve adorned our walls with our student’s beautiful cut-paper creations! Keep a look out, as we will continue to rotate different featured artists and children’s artwork every couple of weeks!
There are always flowers for those who want to see them
– Henri Matisse
On this day last year, April 15th 2014, we lost our beloved friend LT Cherokee. LT was a world-wide accomplished sculptor, and an all around incredible human being. He loved people and wanted to give everyone a piece of himself, his life and love, and ultimately his art… because Len liked to say that he was spreading seeds. We honor him today, and everyday, in our hearts and souls. We love and miss you, LT.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
-Robert Lewis Stevenson
See below post for information on LT’s upcoming memorial art show, “Seeds”
Join the fun this summer as we present our annual Summer Art Camp! Each year we have had more and more fun and lots of new teachers as well as students joining us. Please register soon as we have a limited number of spaces as we like to keep teacher to student ratios low. We always have a blast and this summer promises to be better than ever! Students of all abilities welcome.
Enroll Now! – 2015 summer art camp