Middle school students pay tribute to Andrew Turner

In the first trimester of visual arts class, our middle school scholars were tasked with creating works of art inspired by renowned Chester artist Andrew Turner. Turner is known best for his portraits, depictions of jazz music, and cityscapes of Chester and Philadelphia. After watching an Andrew Turner documentary, Digital Arts teacher Desire Grover encouraged her students to embrace Turner’s “Dirty brush” technique, using a brush saturated in a mixture of colors, to create Turner-inspired paintings of their own homes. Music is a central theme in Turner's paintings, so Ms. Grover also collaborated with the students to create jazz instrument still-lifes that captured the soul of jazz music. The students decided to title their collection of paintings “Our Tribute to Andrew Turner.”