Starting next week we will have a Visiting Artist joining our art classes.
Maine fiber Artist, Nantz Comyns, will be collaborating with all of the Rowe school students to create 5-6 Paper Mache animals inspired by the Eric Carle book The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. You may have seen Nantz's large scale paper mache animals at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
Here is some background information on Nantz from an excerpt out of Portland Public Library's Programs:
"As a touring artist, Nantz specializes in developing creative educational programs, based in her process of sculpture. A diverse and energetic artist, Nantz encourages creative collaboration among children to help them learn about their world and their relationship in it. Her birch twig moose and colorful paper mache’ sculptures can be found in hundreds of public facilities and private collections throughout Maine!"