Washburn University Art Day

On February 5 (which also happened to be a day off from school for Topeka West students), Washburn University held their annual High School Art Day. Nearly 80 students from surrounding high schools arrived at W.U. at 8 o'clock in the morning (braving yet another wintry snow storm) to interact with Washburn's art faculty and students.

Many art-inspiring workshops were given through the morning hours, lunch was provided, and each student was asked to bring one piece of artwork for a mini-competition. After lunch, at the awards ceremony, it was announced that Emily P. had won second prize (a Washburn University art department t-shirt) for her photography!! All the students enjoyed the day and wanted to thank W.U. for the invitation and for their time.

Taylor W. and Emily S. work together during a cyanotype/spin art workshop taught by Mary Dorsey Wanless.

Megan M. helps Emily W. spin her paper during the cyanotype/spin art workshop.

Emily P. helps Holly H. create her design during the cyanotype/spin art workshop.

Cyanotype chemicals being applied to the paper during the morning workshop.

Erik B. drying his cyanotype design before exposing it to UV light.

Students washing their cyanotype prints under running tap water after exposure to UV light.

A finished cyanotype print left to air dry.

A finished cyanotype print left to air dry (this one belonged to Taylor W., I think).

Faye M. working on a photogram design during a later workshop in the morning.

Emily W. working on a photogram design before working in the dark room.

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