New Haven Artist Inspires JHSC Students

The Jewish High School of Connecticut is pleased to introduce Valentina Sarfeh, a New Haven artist who is teaching our Mixed Media Course. 

On Thursday, April 10th, students presented their first pieces and discussed each work.  Before starting his artwork, Senior Matthew M. studied several artists and was inspired by Surrealist Max Ernst.  "I found that I enjoyed, and was fairly good at, shading," said Matt.  "A talent that surprised me."  Ms. Sarfeh taught me several methods which brought out various results," Matt explained during his presentation.

Ms. Sarfeh earned a B.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and was awarded the Florence Leif Grant.  During the summer of 2013, she was an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and devoted three months developing new work.  “I am thrilled and honored to be teaching the new mixed media art class.  The students are eager learners who are discovering new talents and appreciation for various artists and their work,” said Sarfeh.

 

L-R Talia W. and Matt M. present their artwork during the "Artist Showcase."  

 

 

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