Duffy Artist Residency – Day 3

It was another great day in the art room as History and Art students created sculptures alongside each other and noted artist William Duffy.

Mr. Duffy’s residency ended today as the students completed a second sculpture. He asked that they select a figure from Burlington from past and present and that students arrive with reference images printed or on their ipad. Students then created busts of Native Americans, Marshal Simonds and even Amy Poelher.

Mr. Duffy and Ms. Vigneau offered students suggestions and comments on their work.

Duffy Artist Residency- Day 2

Today over 80 students Art and History students worked with artist William Duffy. It was a pleasure to watch as students created a clay portrait of a classmate. Students were actively engaged in the art making process.

History teacher, Joyce Carey sculpted alongside her students.

William Duffy and BHS Art Educator Joanne Vigneau ( both BHS graduates) demonstrate clay techniques to students.

William Duffy Residency – Day 1

Today Mr. Duffy came to school and spoke with Art and History students about his sculptures. He showed examples of his work and discussed the process of art making with the students.

 
Mr. Duffy showed a commission for an elementary school. He discussed the process of creating the sculpture and how he sat with students who gave the input on the content for the sculpture.

 

 

 

 

 

He explained the sculpting process and how a model is sculpted and then turned into a bronze sculpture. Here are his images from the creation of the ” Clinton 12″