Students Get Steeped in Creativity with Visiting Artist

Ruby Silvious shows students her artwork at table

Ruby Silvious, a local artist who travels internationally to show her artwork, visited Catskill High School to give a demonstration of her work with repurposed teabags, the work that inspired her book, 363 Days of Tea, which highlights her journey creating miniature paintings using tea bags as her canvas. Along with her book, Ruby has been published in many magazines showing the range of work that she does. While at CHS, Ruby led a workshop with the students so they could experience this kind of art for themselves. All completed an art piece that will be shown in the high school display case. Afterwards, the students enjoyed some tea with Ruby, giving them an opportunity for a more intimate discussion about her craft, life, and experiences.

“It is an honor for the students of Catskill to not only meet this artist and ask her questions, but also to be able to participate in the lesson she gave. I think everyone enjoyed the session and tea afterward,” said CHS art teacher Wendy Doney.

Mrs. Doney received a grant from The Catskill Educational Foundation that made it possible to bring Ms. Silvious in to work with her students. Over a dozen young artists in Mrs. Doney’s current Drawing & Painting and Basic Drawing classes, as well as faculty and principals, with Dr. Cook stopping by to show his support, attended the workshop after school on February 15th.

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