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Advanced, Honors Drawing; Art in a New Perspective
Posted 02/23/2018 03:05PM
BMHS student drawing in chapelStory by Camille Spurlock '18
Photography by Mrs. Karen Vinci

Our BMHS Advanced and Honors Drawing teacher, Ms. Kathryn Heneghan, decided to challenge her students last week by taking them to draw the chapel for their unit on perspective drawing. The chapel is oftentimes seen only as an area for prayer, however Ms. Heneghan saw it as more than that. "I've had students draw in various parts of the building before, but I thought that this would be a good opportunity to combine my drawing curriculum with the idea of 'wellness.' There's something soothing about working in the chapel," said Ms. Heneghan. 

The students were able to use the immense light resource that the chapel provides to be able to draw the difficult angles that make up the space. The technique they used, perspective drawing, allows them to create realistic sketches by giving it a three-dimensional feeling. By breaking outside the classroom, the students were able to explore creatively, focus, and give them an amazing experience.


BMHS student drawing in chapel

For more information about the Visual Art Department at Bishop McNamara, please contact Ms. Kathryn Heneghan at or go to Visual Arts.

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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