A Jungle Journey for Artists

Art I Assists with 'Tarzan' Scenery

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A Jungle Journey for Artists

Students in Mr. Alan Wilson's art class helped create scenery for the spring musical

Students in Mr. Alan Wilson's art class helped create scenery for the spring musical "Tarzan."

photos courtesy of Mr. Alan Wilson

Students in Mr. Alan Wilson's art class helped create scenery for the spring musical "Tarzan."

photos courtesy of Mr. Alan Wilson

photos courtesy of Mr. Alan Wilson

Students in Mr. Alan Wilson's art class helped create scenery for the spring musical "Tarzan."

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As the Department of Theatre Arts production of “Tarzan” receives rave reviews, here’s a little look behind the scenes, or should we say behind the scenery!

As explained by art teacher Mr. Alan Wilson: “At the request of Director Kate Reedy, Art I classes have helped with the set of the last three plays. The Art I class created many of the leaves decorating the “Tarzan” set. Students used their devices to research images of tropical rain forest foliage. Then they cut the leaves, mostly out of burlap. Students added the veins with paint and markers, then made the blooms out of poster board.”

Wilson used spray paint to add designs on the leaves and on the blooms, while students, using Christmas trees as the underlying armature, constructed 3-D plants for the set.

Mr. CJ Reedy, the set designer, and the stage crew constructed and set up the leaves on the stage.

 

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