Philadelphia Military Academy

Fall 2018
Classroom Teacher: Cory Perewiznyk
Teaching-Artist: Lindsay Sparagana

Students at the Philadelphia Military Academy explored themes of layering and abstraction through multiple printmaking and photographic processes. Students began the residency by carving abstract compositions into linoleum blocks. They learned how to create collages by combining their linocut prints with found images from magazines. Students spent the duration of the residency learning about principles of photography such as light, composition and framing. They used digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras to take portraits and abstract photographs, which were then paired in digital collages. Students layered multiple photographs and altered the opacity, scale and color of the photos to construct a final composition. After working diligently on these digital artworks, students transferred them onto blocks of wood using acrylic gel medium.