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Badlands Residency: Week 2

Week two has come to an end and I am already halfway through my time here.

I enjoyed exploring the park more this week and braving the snow to get some great photos.

Part of my residency includes a series of school visits, where I work with local students at the elementary and middle school level on a series of art lessons. I spent Wednesday and Thursday with these kiddos and they were so fantastic! We learned how to create depth in a landscape painting and I was thrilled with how well they caught on to the concept of atmospheric perspective.

art lesson

Landscapes created by local middle school students

I've been caught up with teaching and exploring this week, but I did manage to paint this snowy scene:

ostrowski yucca painting

"Snow Yucca" • 30x40 inches • acrylic on canvas

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