By Beatriz Fernandez
The New York Visual Arts and Drama Tour; eventful, educational and exciting. It is a city full of history and a hub of performing and visual arts. During the tour, we were exposed to so many new experiences. It’s difficult to put into words how amazing the tour was.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was a major highlight in the tour. The overflowing amount of history and art which oozed out of the institution was felt even before we entered the doors of the MET. After a guided tour, we were able to explore the museum by ourselves. Even with the MET undergoing renovations and 3 hours given to us, I felt I didn’t even see 50% of the museum. A collection of works I and many of the girls considered as the most memorable was the CAMP: Notes on Fashion exhibition. We were in the presence of works by artists such as Andy Warhol and Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio. We also got to see collections from design houses like, Givenchy and Versace. This exhibition brought me so much inspiration for my Body of Work for Visual Arts and in general, impacted me greatly.
The Grand Central Atelier
To be honest, I wasn't expecting to like our time there, however The Grand Central Atelier workshop became a highlight for me while completing it. It was a three-day portraiture course, consisting of drawing and oil painting. The six-hour days were filled with great concentration and the learning of new skills in drawing and painting.
My group’s teacher, Katheryn and one of the students, Landon, helped us understand new techniques and demonstrated to us their skills in drawing and painting.
The New York Tour is a great experience for those of you who are interested in visual arts and drama. It is an experience that I will remember and has provided me with new experiences and skills that I will take on into the future.