Taking a different look at the candidates
MANLIUS — Some of Bureau Valley art teacher Sheila Heth’s high school students are looking beneath the surface at this year’s presidential and vice presidential candidates.
With every presidential election, Heth teaches her students about the art of political caricature, an exaggerated form of drawing that shows more than just a person’s physical features.
Heth said when she starts the project, the students study caricaturists Honoré Daumier and Thomas Nast.
“Then we talk about what a caricature is, and then we go through all the different pen and ink techniques,” Heth said.
The students then get to choose one of the four main candidates for the two offices.
“They have to do a little research on what their candidate is all about because then I want them to put some of that, whether it’s pro or con, in the picture,” Heth said.
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