Feb. 28, 1997
High Schools at Art Workshops
High school art students from across western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota attended a day-long art workshop series recently at UW-River Falls.
The workshops served many purposes, said art department Chair Michael Padgett. This includes providing an opportunity for talented young artists to exhibit their work in a University setting, to allow faculty to monitor students' creative development, and to expose students to workshops and demonstrations of various artistic disciplines that will excite them to try new techniques.
Among the many workshops were bead making, sculpting, cold glass production, glass blowing, paper making, drawing, desktop publishing, indigo tie-dying, monotype printmaking, colors, and photograms, which is the technique of making black and white photos without a camera.
Students also met with faculty and UW-RF art students to discuss such media as fibers, clay, glass, painting, metals and graphics.
High schools that participated included Amery, Apple Valley, Minn., Baldwin-Woodville, Boyceville, Buffalo, Minn., Chetec, Clayton, Clear Lake, Ellsworth, Forest Lake, Minn., Glenwood City, Henry Sibley High, West St. Paul, Minn., Hudson, New Auburn, Osceola, Park Senior High of Cottage Grove, Minn., Prescott, River Falls, Roseville (Minn.), St. Agnes High School, St. Paul, Minn., St. Charles (Minn.), St. Croix Central, and White Bear Lake, Minn.