Young artists brought a still life to life when they received an art lesson from a professional artist. Visual artist Rob Zeller brought his special skills to the students at AMP and LVI and shared his best tips for producing beautiful artwork.

Zeller brought several of his paintings and drawings to show the students and he set up a still life for the children to draw. After watching Zeller draw the same still life from scratch, the children set out to outline the picture in pencil and then fill in the colors. He encouraged them to follow the lines of the actual scene, while adding their own personal touches.

The guest visit was part of an arts program that the Locust Valley Parents’ Council brings to the schools throughout the year. “These special programs enhance the curriculum and add a memorable experience for the children,” said Principal, Dr. Sophia Gary.