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Friday, April 7, 2006


Middle school students practice "extreme art"

(Photo by Nancy Koehler)

Stephanie Mundel, (pictured left,) joined 14 other Carlisle middle school students at Union Hall last Wednesday, March 29, in a program called "Extreme Art."

Presented by Discovery Museums in Acton and sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, this innovative program featured illustrator Wayne Geehan of the Highland School Studios in Carlisle. With Geehan's help, the students explored oils, acrylics, egg tempera and watercolor paints on different surfaces to understand their unique chemical properties.

A similar program will be offered at the Discovery Museums on Wednesday, April 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. It will explore how Geehan uses science and chemistry — from research to choosing materials and paints. Students will learn about paints that have lasted for thousands of years and will take home a watercolor kit to continue experimenting and painting.

Geehan graduated from the Art Institute of Boston in 1969 and is a commercial artist and freelance illustrator of fantasy and science fiction short stories, historical and fiction book covers and children's books. He is a resident of Acton.

For more information or to register for the program, call 1-978-264-4200, extension 20.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito