ESP Biography

NOVA REILLY, Long-time Alternative EDU Teacher & Artist

Major: Fine Arts

College/Employer: Attended BU, working at Formlabs

Year of Graduation: 2014

Picture of Nova Reilly

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Nova has worked at HSSP and ESP Splash! programs in past years, and is excited to teach another few classes in 2017. Nova works at Formlabs, a 3D printing company in the Somerville area, and studied Painting and Fine Arts at Boston University, graduating in 2014 with a BFA. Nova has taught in a variety of education settings including museums, tutoring in schools, summer camps, and community workshops.

Past Classes

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A11898: Abstract Art Appreciation & Compositional Games in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Come learn the ins and outs of Abstract Expressionism, its importance, why it's AWESOME, and make some of your own! Make some abstract art on your own, collaborate with other students, and brush up on your intuitive compositional skill while playing abstract art compositional games. Much like figure drawing and representational drawing ability, the ability to invoke emotions, use colour and form, and construct vibrant, active compositions are all important principles to learn and practice to enhance your artistic skill.

A11899: Making Art Without Materials: Art as Philosophy in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
In this class, we'll discuss possible ways to conceptualize and think about "Art" as something greater than drawing and painting. We'll talk about how to use art to start discussion and present philosophical ideas. We'll also delve deeper into a modest intro to Performance Art, Audience Participation, and Relational Aesthetics- Can interacting with your friends be considered "Art"? Let's try it out! If you like trying on new ideas for size, come join in! No drawing or painting ability required- just an open mind and a willingness to stretch it a bit further as we try to define the undefinable; "Art."