Art and the body
Visual arts students receive instruction from Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness Brad Giglio.
Students practice the stretches Brad Giglio taught them.
Three students select and prepare their materials for the class.
A visual artist uses her full range of motion to create art.
As we age we become well aware of our own bodies and how our day-to-day usage has an impact on our quality of life. Unlike dancers or musicians, visual artists are not always trained to be conscious of the importance of their physical health. Unaddressed repetitive motion, strain and poor posture can eventually have a devastating impact on the quality of your work.
With that in mind, Assistant Director of Wellness and Recreation Brad Giglio recently visited one of our drawing classes to discuss and demonstrate key stretches and behaviors to help our young artists avoid injury.
Following the demonstration our visual artists used their full range of motion to paint and draw on life size canvases. Driving home the point that their own bodies are not just a means to an end in creation, but intrinsically linked as well.