Monte del Sol Student Exhibition

March 31 - April 9, 2017 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery 

Opening reception on Friday, March 31, 5-7pm

This exhibition is the 16th annual, all-inclusive high school (no students left out) overview of the visual art that is made in the Monte del Sol classroom. Monte del Sol offers a visual art elective that includes 2-D and 3-D design as well as painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and printmaking. Monte del Sol also offers a photography elective that is a hands-on history of photography that spans historical analogue through modern day digital processes. Some of the processes covered are: Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Salted Paper Printing, Albumen, Black and White - Gelatin Silver Process (tradition chemical darkroom work), Gum Bichromate, Wet Plate Collodion, Digital Capture and Digital Negative Making.

In both of the visual arts electives, students are taught technique, craft, aesthetics, history, gallery practices, and museum studies. This educational model is enhanced through creation, self expression, and critique. The mission of the visual arts department at Monte del Sol is to facilitate intentional expression, ethical choice, and enhance problem solving skills. Monte del Sol also has an extensive arts integration platform that encourages and supports the art across curriculum.

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Image courtesy of the artist, Liz Nava, 11th grade student at Monte del Sol