On Tuesday, January 29, a group of 8th grade students gathered in the Trinity Hall engineering lab to take part in the 3rd annual Studio Arts Workshop. Led by art teacher Erin Straine and some of her advanced studio art students, participants got right to work with a set of artist pencils, charcoal, and crisp white paper. Students practiced techniques in foundation drawing, got practical guidance on being an innovative artist, and learned about Trinity Hall's studio art program, available to students interested in studying art at a high level. As a special bonus, the girls were able to tour the school's brand-new building addition, which includes two large maker spaces.
"It went very well!" said Mrs. Straine. "The students were engaged and interacted with each other and our upper class women. I am always quite pleased and amazed at how well their artwork looks framed and the girls just love to showcase their efforts that way. They enjoy having something to take away with them. The pencil kits and their artwork act as special mementos for them and adds an extra special quality to the day. I always look forward to this workshop and can't wait to do it again."