Students Participate in National Gallery of Art High School Seminar
Release Date: 2/4/2013 2:17:58 PM
Maya Koepke, a senior at Century High School, and Simon Babin, a senior at South Carroll High School, are two of only eighteen students from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia participating in the 2012-2013 High School Seminar at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Using the rich collections of the National Gallery as a resource, this multiple session program introduces upper-level high school art students to the study of art history, art-making techniques, and museum careers. Participants learn about art and the museum by discussing original works in the galleries, researching themes of their choice, and making personal connections through art-making. Behind-the-scenes visits with museum professionals introduce career possibilities.
The program culminates with student presentations of research on works in the Gallery's collection and completion of an original artwork inspired by that research. Koepke and Babin will present their research and artwork during the final session of the program on Saturday, March 2, 2013.