Watercolors At The Senior Center

By Arden Y

For the many inspiring young artists at DHS, it’s an exciting experience to meet a fellow painter. From wacky watercolors to every media in between, there’s never a dull moment in art.

On Wednesday November 14th, Ms. Leydon took her Drawing and Painting Two class and her AP art class to the Duxbury Senior Center. The kids went to see artist Andrew Kusmin.

Kusmin was in Duxbury to talk about his pieces, new and old, and also to promote his new book “Palette of Dreams” which is about his work.

“It was great,” student artist Kalin M. said. “[Kusmin] was really exciting, he was comical, and he also gave a lot of great advice”.

The event lasted from one to two o’clock, and the students spent over an hour at the Center. After listening to Kusmin’s presentation, the kids spent the time looking at his gallery, eating free food provided by Breadboard, and asking questions.

“I thought it was really informative and I really enjoyed it,” said junior Grace W. “He talked about his journey with art and how he painted certain pieces and what each piece meant to him.”

All the paintings were done in watercolor, and they ranged from still life to landscapes.

“We were connecting with the senior center and we’re actually studying watercolor now,” Ms. Leydon said about the field trip. “I took classes from him before in the past so I’m used to him. I know his work and I just think he was really great.”

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Andrew Kusmin with one of his pieces.

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