HEBRON – Capping off their study of the Wyeths, Maine’s “first family” in art, Hebron Academy Middle School students recently visited the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. The Wyeth Center at the museum consists of several exhibitions related to three generations of Wyeths in Maine: N.C., Andrew and James Wyeth.

Over the past weeks, art teacher Mary Anderson has been focusing on the Wyeths. The sixth-graders have been working on a mural based on N.C. Wyeth’s silhouette for the book “Treasure Island.”

The seventh-graders based their works on Andrew Wyeth and wrote a haiku (a mode of Japanese poetry) on a chosen painting followed by an art work based on that haiku.

The eighth-graders completed a camouflage work where the frame and content were unified as Jamie Wyeth did in a few of his paintings.

At the Farnsworth Museum, each class had a docent who concentrated on the artists in the Wyeth legacy who they have been studying.

Anderson said, “Each docent was terrific, well versed, and incorporated written activities in their tour.”

For more information about the school, interested families should check that section of the Hebron Academy Web site at www.hebronacademy.org or call 966-2100.


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