Learning from a Master

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James Wilson Young Middle School eighth-grade students in Karen McGinley’s art classes had the chance to learn about a new technique when visiting artist Hector deCordova conducted workshops in the school.     

Mr. deCordova, who has visited the middle school often over the last few years, remarked that he loves to work with the students because of their enthusiasm. He has been a professional artist for more than 50 years and has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, New School and the Art Student League. During the two days that Mr. deCordova visited with the students, he worked with the eighth-grade classes, teaching each student how to create a wet-on-wet watercolor painting.