Inspiring budding artists

Asiya Anderson displays her Jacob Lawrence.

When former art teacher Ann Vaden began introducing club members to master artists in December 2019 at Lancaster Primary School, nobody could imagine what 2020 would bring.

Her plan had been to conduct monthly in-person sessions, focusing on a different artist’s paintings each month. After teaching a little about the artist, she would encourage children to create their own masterpieces.

Before the schools and the club were forced to close, her students had created Henri Rousseau’s “Jungles,” Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Flowers” and Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies.” 

“The kids were so enthusiastic that I hoped to find a way to continue….[to-view-more]