Ignatian Newsletter: 2024 - Edition #10

Senior Life Drawing

Written by
Jacqueline Di Stefano
Head of Visual Arts

Senior Life Drawing

This year, our senior life drawing classes have been a remarkable success, leaving a lasting impact on our students. These sessions have honed their artistic skills and contributed to their personal growth in several meaningful ways.

Through life drawing, students developed a deeper appreciation for the diverse forms and shapes of the human body, fostering a strong sense of body positivity. By working with live models, they learned to see beauty in diversity and gained greater respect for the human form. The focus on capturing accurate proportions helped students understand muscle structure, movement, and the subtleties of light and shadow.

Conducted in an Ignatian spirit, our life drawing classes emphasized reflection, discernment, and holistic learning. Encouraging students to reflect on their work and the creative process nurtured their ability to connect art with personal and spiritual growth. This approach aligns with our mission to educate the whole person—mind, body, and spirit.

Students emerged from these classes as better artists and more thoughtful individuals. The immersive experience taught them patience, attention to detail, and the importance of perspective. In conclusion, the senior life drawing classes have been a profound success, offering students invaluable lessons in art, self-awareness, and personal development. We look forward to continuing this tradition and witnessing the ongoing growth of our talented young artists.