Inspirations of Watercolorist Charles Demuth
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KIPP provides students with a relevant, exciting and
individualized learning environment, allowing students to emerge with the
critical thinking, global vision, and knowledge to succeed in college, the
competitive world beyond, and be leaders in their communities.
KIPP believes that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
if given the opportunity and that a great education can transform lives. The arts are a part of the KIPP experience as
art enhances their system of schools core beliefs.
At KDCA, visual arts teacher Jessica Harron has described the
curriculum, “The visual arts teach skills that enable students to creatively
problem solve. Students are required to
try hard after failure and take risks to create artwork. Our visual arts courses
contain several projects that strengthen critical thinking and problem solving
while incorporating the elements of line, shape, space, value, texture, color
and time along with the principles of design including unity, variety, balance,
emphasis, and rhythm.” Courses include drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed
media, sculpture and art history combined with writing and research
This exhibition features artwork created by high school
students who learned about local American watercolorist Charles Demuth
(1883-1935). A lifelong resident of Lancaster, PA, Demuth was trained in
Philadelphia. KIPP students studied Demuth’s various artistic styles and his
contributions to modern and contemporary art.