As we enter spring, we are reminded of the new opportunities and experiences that lie ahead. Today, March 22, Amherst Community Connections was fortunate to have a local artist, Bella Halstead, lead our weekly incubator meeting in an art session.
Bella began by giving us a short history of local artists, such as Richard Yard, an internationally known artist from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She discussed how he taught different styles such as grid and landscape.
It is interesting to think about how no two pictures are the same, even if they are of the same object or topic. Our theme for the art session was spring. Each person had their own take on what spring meant to them and what images represent spring in their mind. For example, some chose to draw a landscape picture of flowers or a garden while others used the grid method and drew different pictures in each square.
Later, we discussed warm and cool colors. Warm colors include yellow, orange, and red while cool colors include green, blue, and purple. These colors can be used together or on their own to create a sense of movement.
Bringing art to our weekly meeting was a great way to let our creative sides out and share our work with the members of the community, as well as allowed to each of us to be proud of our beautiful creations!
By: Lauren White