Group Travels to Chicago for Art Study Trip

On Friday, October 28, fifty art students from Fremont, Hesperia, White Cloud, and Newaygo, and their teachers traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago as part of TrueNorth’s annual Art Study Trip. This program is part of our A.R.T.S. programming (Artists Reaching & Teaching Students) and dates back to 1976! The group took in all Chicago has to offer by walking the Art Loop, visiting the Art Institue, and experiencing the city, including dining at an authentic Chicago-style pizzeria.

Dan Dipple, 6th- 12th grade Art Teacher for White Cloud Public Schools had this to say;“My students had a wonderful time with experiences that will form lifelong memories, just like the ones I made when I was a student on the same trip back in the 1980s. We went to a giant art supply store, walked through Millennium Park, strolled along the river-walk, and spent three hours at the art museum where students were entranced by the art. They were especially moved by the paintings of John Singer Sargent, the sculptures from the ancient world, and famous paintings like Grant Wood’s ‘American Gothic’, and Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks’.”

To hear Dan and two other local art teachers talk about their experiences going through our ARTS programs as students, and now as art educators, check out these two videos: ARTS Alumni Part 1 and ARTS Alumni Part 2.