2012-08-24 / Community

Art Adventurers Visits Historic Aircraft Restoration Project

Students from “Art Adventures and More” visited the Historic Aircraft Restoration Project.

Sophia Skeans and Bernie Feuer presented an art program at the HARP at Floyd Bennett Field last week for a group of art students. The program was a collaborative program with the volunteers that work in the project preserving historic aircraft. Artists in their own right, they were on site during the presentation and shared a few personal stories.

The children viewed a World War II C- 47 Skytrain transport and walked inside the plane, which was rigged for paratroopers.

Also they viewed a replica of the first airplane, the Wright Flyer, and learned how it was controlled and learned about the plane’s operational aspects.

Feuer presented a slide show about aviation art and he explained how paintings can represent images that photographs can not portray.

The children were mesmerized by the planes. Skeans discussed the seven elements of art and basic shapes for sketching.

She talked about the art process of imaging and designing a one-of-a-kind artwork. The students did sketches in the hanger.

It was inspirational to be on-site as students designed their images.

The following day the students went to their studio at the Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse and worked on their images by using acrylic paints to expand on the sketches that they created at the hanger.

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