NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Teen Studio

Street Scenes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Harry Everett Townsend, Untitled (WWI Trench Sketch), ca. 1918, Graphite on paper, Gift of Mrs. Elaine Hanley

Harry Everett Townsend was one of eight official combat artists commissioned by the American Expeditionary Force to depict the rigors of World War I, as well as the advent of industrial combat. His works—on display in the Museum's featured exhibition Harry Everett Townsend: Illustrations of a World War I Artist—fFor the broad American public, while visually aesthetic as art, also act as method of recorded history. Harry Everett Townsend was one of eight official combat artists commissioned by the American Expeditionary Force to depict World War I for the broad American public. His sketches—on display in the Museum's featured exhibition Harry Everett Townsend: Illustrations of a World War I Artist—are not only visually striking works of art, but also historical documents that record the rigors of war and the advent of industrial combat with a raw immediacy..

November's edition of Teen Studio will get students in touch with their everyday surroundings, teaching them to record and illustrate their own history. Using a street scene from their hometown or downtown New Britain as reference, teens will produce detailed drawings of architecture. They will learn how to illustrate their subjects with additional depth by fusing the mediums watercolor andwith pen.

Admission

$30 Members

$45 non-Members

Schedule

Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm