Thursday, December 1, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Day of the Dead Celebration by St. Johnsbury Academy Art Students

This video is about a FABULOUS project that Kim and Bill Darling did with about fifty of their students, who were later joined by many more. The video shows the process used by St. Johnsbury Academy Anatomy and Figure Drawing and Printmaking 1 Students to create over 40 4' x 8' "Day of the Dead" woodblock prints, using a steamroller as a press. Bill Darling, Printmaking Instructor at St. Johnsbury Academy, directed the project, and Kim Darling, Anatomy and figure Drawing Instructor, was assistant director.It also shows the parade, on November 10, 2011, in which these prints, as well as other works by Academy Fine Arts students, were displayed to the town. Various other Academy clubs and groups also participated, and the St. Johnsbury Academy Jazz Band provided music.