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Nationally Acclaimed Landscape Painter Visits Catlin Magnet

Catlin Arts Magnet welcomed landscape artist Andrew Peters in October, who shared a pictorial history of the 1832-1834 expedition of the artist Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian. The presentation integrated the visual arts with social studies and science. Peters also shared his personal, inspirational story of how the art of Bodmer and John James Audubon inspired his own life of travel, adventure, and living and painting throughout the world. 

Peters gave two presentations to fourth-grade students. Students at Crestridge Magnet Center watched one of the presentations using distance learning technology.  During his second presentation, Peters provided an outdoor, plein air painting demonstration. Peters modeled everything from how he sets up his easel to signing his name on his finished painting.  Following the demonstration, students created their own outdoor artworks of the surrounding school grounds using special oil pastels.

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