Amity School’s Art I class took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 10th, 2015. Students were there to see an original Chuck Close image that reflects the gridding method that students have been using to draw portraits in class. They were also able to view a Jackson Pollock painting and witness its scale and effect on the viewer. Pollock was a major source of influence on Chuck Close and it was nice for students to compare and contrast the works. The girls also had the opportunity to sit down with pencil and paper and create sketches of images they liked in the MET’s contemporary art exhibit. Lastly students took a stroll through the Turkish and Middle Eastern art section before heading home. Many remarked that they wished for more time and looked forward to returning someday!