European/Southwest Art Classroom: Art Sketch Reflections

May 4, 2021 8:18:19 AM

Buckle up, its a long one… (Not bad, just long) 

A collection of memories and stories, laughter and light. Pages full of where you sat and who you met. And yes, the drawings are made up of scribbles and wonky lines. And yes, the colors blend in an unfavorable manner and the pencil smudges in lines across the page. To the eye of a stranger they are idle sketches, quite possibly a collection of nothingness. A graphite mountain stretches a small amount of the papers space, labeled “Mountains at Sunset” and a little frog who looks, mushy?? What could they mean to anyone? Each infantile sketch ignites a memory that would otherwise fade.

European Southwest Classroom: Our First Voyage

Apr 27, 2021 11:21:35 AM

Sonoita. Historically, the word originates from the O’odham language and translates to “spring field”an ironic assessment, seeing as none of us witnessed a drop of fresh water during our five-day excursion. 

Mountain Classroom: Boulder Mail Trail Spring Edition

Apr 26, 2021 10:51:41 AM

Mountain Classroom was jam packed with adventure, grit, perseverance, and pretty views this week as we successfully hiked the 30 mile Boulder Mail Trail in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. There’s no doubt that this was a week of immense growth for not only our individual selves, but also our group as a whole. 

European Southwest Classroom: Goes to Scottsdale

Apr 20, 2021 8:25:26 AM

We’re sitting across the kitchen island sketching each other’s portraits. It's 1:37 a.m. This is the first time I've had my portrait drawn. I’ve had a lot of firsts this past week.

Mountain Classroom: Northern Arizona Adventures

Apr 19, 2021 3:24:25 PM

 As our group has experienced these past few days, things don’t always go as planned. This past week we have experienced lots of mechanical issues with both our bus, Deb, and our trailer, Rocinante. Deb has taught us to be flexible with plans and make these times fun for ourselves. 

European /Southwest Art Classroom: Exploring our Area

Apr 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Our second week in Arizona went by really fast. We spent almost every night sitting around the dining room table working on our Art History book project and painting almost everyday.

Mountain Classroom: Coyote Gulf Reflections

Apr 13, 2021 8:13:01 AM

After an exhilarating first week of exploration and acclimation, we found ourselves preparing for our first expedition in Utah at Coyote Gulch. The day leading up to this journey was filled with much excitement and organization. Before we were to head out, we had to pack up our backpacks with a variety of basic essentials, among them, group gear, clothing, a week’s worth of meals and WAG bags.

Mountain Classroom: Red Rocks Orientation

Apr 8, 2021 2:30:00 PM

This Sunday, after one hour of sleep and a two hour drive to Boston, I boarded the early morning flight to Vegas with all but two of my Mountain Classroom mates. The flight was long, long enough to do some real thinking. I sat in my seat, contemplating my decision to go on this trip. Was I prepared? 

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