Kooning-Inspired Creations at the HS

Students at the high school created original works of art following a discussion and analysis of renowned artist Willem de Kooning’s work.
The after-school workshop was led by members of Long Island Children’s Museum, which offers the opportunity for students to create artwork inspired by the abstract expressionist. Students dipped ribbons attached to small sticks, first in black paint and then in colored paint, to incorporate Kooning’s techniques in creating emotional artwork.
The students, whose art will be featured at LICM in June, will also be invited to a reception at the museum with their families on June 16 to celebrate their work. The workshop, which was made possible through a grant the LICM received from the Willem de Kooning Foundation, was held at no cost to the district and served as a supplement to the stellar arts instruction at the high school.
Students learned not only about the specific elements used by a prominent artist, but also how to create their own beautiful artwork using similar means.