Youth Arts Festival

April 18 - May 12, 2001
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Artwork by 7th grade students from Longfellow Arts & Technology Magnet Middle School, teacher Ruth Dorman

FACE CARDS represents an engaging project utilizing several art concepts taken from the California Visual Arts Standards. Student self-portraits in 3/4 view employed the contour drawing method. Each artist chose a unique pattern of dress and designed a personal symbol. The design layout featured symmetry around a central point, modeled after the "face cards" in a deck of playing cards. The project required hard work over a three-week period and student artists were justifiably proud of the striking results!