As an enrichment activity in their Spanish studies this quarter, seventh-grade language students attempted to re-create some of the most famous pieces of Spanish artwork … with a twist. Each painting had to include holes for the artists to put their faces through! “It’s one thing to enjoy a piece of artwork, but another thing to really experience it,” explains language teacher Mrs. LeBlanc. “Like listening to a piece of music, you understand so much more if you’ve learned to play it yourself.” Some of the projects proved to be more interpretive than just copies of the originals. In a few weeks the students will visit the BJU Museum & Gallery, where they will see some of these same paintings. “I’m hoping our attempts at re-creating these masterpieces will add a dimension of appreciation for the skills and originality of the painters. The students will remember how they felt while trying to create a shadow or bring out a color in a certain area as they spent time with the piece. It all looks so easy!”
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