In preparation for the art project, students studied the history, symbolism and importance of the Statue of Liberty. After viewing a documentary and numerous photos of the monument, students created their own Lady Liberty by using watercolor, collage, tempera, and perspective techniques. Oakley, who finds inspiration from a variety of cultures, encouraged the students to utilize a wide range of mediums to create their artwork.
GT Academy students busily moved around the room sharing their finished work with classmates and guest teacher. For many of the students, this was their first experience with Oakley’s techniques. They expressed their gratitude for Oakley’s time through “Thank You” cards.
“Thank you for teaching me how to paint a sunset with watercolors. Now, I am painting sunsets at home,” said Brant Raney.
At the conclusion of the class, students expressed their excitement for Oakley’s next art project.
“Thank you for teaching us so many new techniques. I am excited that you are coming again to help us with more projects,” shared Paulina Nava.
Thank you Mrs. Oakley for lending us your time and talents to provide our students with this fun and unique learning opportunity. We look forward to seeing more artwork from our students