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Artists Learn the Art of Disguise

Art I students in our Upper School were recently presented with a unique challenge: create something invisible. Contemporary artist Liu Bolin, who specializes in self portraits where he is disguised to match his surroundings, was the inspiration for this project. 

Students were asked to find a pattern from nature and paint it on a piece of paper. Then they placed one of their hands on top of the painting and attempted to camouflage it by mixing the same colors and painting the same pattern with their hands.



“I love teaching this project,” exclaims Upper School Art Teacher Suzanne Kelly, “and the students really enjoy doing it. Figuring out how to blend color and create texture is a fun challenge.”

Which one is your favorite? We loved them all!