New Rochelle High School Painting

Yes, those were aspiring Monets and Van Goghs capturing beauty outside New Rochelle High School!

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, New Rochelle High School resumed its annual En Plein Air/Raku Day. Art students sought inspiration in the open air of the campus and Huguenot Park while spending the day painting.

Student painters were stationed at the north end of the park, and participants in Raku, a 16th-century art-firing process, were situated around the House 4 loading dock. About 300 students were mentored by 2003 New Rochelle High School graduate Julian Rapp, a professional artist who did workshops with students in advance, explaining his process, inspiration, and techniques.

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