Houston Students Create Thumbnail Sketches of Favorite Art Museum Pieces
March 31, 2017
Recently, students from The Art Institute of Houston were given a class assignment to visit the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. They were then asked to create a thumbnail sketch of one of their favorite museum pieces. Instead of attending regularly-scheduled class, the students brought paper and pencil to the museum, and got their creativity flowing.
Once they’d chosen a piece to sketch, they were also required to complete a worksheet and write a paragraph describing the piece—and why they chose it.
The assignment was completed under the supervision of class instructor Michael Stone. The classes participating included a Saturday College Bound Course. College Bound allows high school juniors and seniors to experience college-level design, media arts, fashion, and culinary courses at a local campus of The Art Institutes. The classes, offered on Saturdays during the school year, are non-credit bearing and provide hands-on experience in a higher education setting.