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Getting Creative Amidst COVID

Tricia Creason-Valencia (Communication) encouraged students to explore their creativity while at home as part of her Introduction to Digital Filmmaking course

Tricia Creason-Valencia (Communication) encouraged students to explore their creativity while at home as part of her Introduction to Digital Filmmaking course

By Ali Reimer

Amidst a global pandemic and the switch to remote learning this past spring, Tricia Creason-Valencia (Communication) had to meet the students where they were at – Home. As part of an assignment for her Introduction to Digital Filmmaking course, she asked her students to recreate classical art using objects they had readily available. 

The project was sparked by a challenge from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. "I advised them to pay attention to color, textures, composition and directing their actors," says Creason-Valencia. "Their submissions were amazing and funny and often involved parents and siblings and pets. It seems like it brought joy and creative energy into their lives."

A sample of the student work, published with permission.

Alex Anthony '22 (Communication) - The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso
Alex Anthony '22 (Communication) - The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

Dawson Brigman '22 (Communication) - Original artwork unknown
Dawson Brigman '22 (Communication) - Original artwork unknown

Devon Cusack '22 (Communication) - The Son of Man by René Magritte
Devon Cusack '22 (Communication) - The Son of Man by René Magritte

Lily Evans '21 (Political Science) - Catarina by Lord Frederic Leighton
Lily Evans '21 (Political Science) - Catarina by Lord Frederic Leighton

Clare Grimes '22 (Communication) - American Gothic by Grant Wood
Clare Grimes '22 (Communication) - American Gothic by Grant Wood

Alanna Keenan '22 (Communication) - The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
Alanna Keenan '22 (Communication) - The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Bella Kozlak '22 (Communication) - Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
Bella Kozlak '22 (Communication) - Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

Gaby Malnati '22 (Communication) - Der Schrei der Natur (a.k.a. The Scream) by Edvard Munch
Gaby Malnati '22 (Communication) - Der Schrei der Natur (a.k.a. The Scream) by Edvard Munch

Isabel Newcomb '22 (English) - Woman in the Garden by Claude Monet
Isabel Newcomb '22 (English) - Woman in the Garden by Claude Monet

 

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