June 21, 2009

Students See Artist at Work

Friday’s edition of the Times Union featured a story about Larry Kagan opening his studio to a group of elementary school students last week.  From the article:

Steel and shadows came together for 33 second-graders in sculptor Larry Kagan’s studio recently.

The students toured Collar City businesses as part of their social studies economics unit on “Producers and Consumers.”

Kagan explained how he works with steel to design sculptures that will cast a shadow whose shape is not readily apparent until a light is shined on it.

“It’s really cool,” said second-grader Elizabeth Plowman, 7, after seeing the shadow of a mosquito form.

Read the full article online here.