Drawing Danger and Releasing the Creative Potential
Artwork by Hannah Kohn ’23

During a series of drawing explorations, Middle School art students squirted bleach onto colored paper to create a stain on the paper. “They drew into the bleach shape inspired by the idea of drawing danger and by the Surrealists, an arts movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind,” art teacher Fran Savarin explained.

The results were uniquely scary and provided the perfect backdrop slideshow for a performance by Middle School movement students on Halloween afternoon.

Eighth-grader Hannah Kohn said her drawing “originally started off as being a frog, because that’s what I thought the bleach shape looked like most. Then as I went on I just started adding more colors and it became what it is. I was very excited about the assignment because it let me be as creative as I wanted to be. I hope that when people look at the drawing, it inspires them to create a piece of their own.”

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