Drawing with Crayons

I am always struck by the creativity displayed by members of our visual art department. The focus and philosophy on process and technique give way to a student-centered experience. Yesterday afternoon, awash with warm October sunlight, one of our drawing classes gathered al fresco on our common. They explored a drawing exercise that married one of our apple trees with a pre-Halloween still life created by chair of our visual art department, Jim Woodside.  Drawing with old fashion crayons limits the experience and requires a focus on what you are seeing instead of what you are trying to put on paper.  Friday afternoons on the Hill are some of my favorite times on campus; watching our visual artists sketching while an army of honey bees circle around fallen apples made for a uniquely Walnut Hill moment.