By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Nine Penn State Mont Alto students who are taking an art course through the anonymity of the Internet had to face a bunch of elementary school kids Thursday and lecture on what they've learned about art on their computers.
The Penn State students used Notre Dame Cathedral and its timeless artwork as the basis for their lesson to third-, fourth- and sixth-graders at St. Andrew School in Waynesboro.
The college students used a large computer screen to portray images to the youngsters.
One in particular, a gargoyle atop the cathedral, grabbed the fourth-graders' attention.
"That's Victor," they said, referring to a character in the Disney cartoon movie, "Hunchback of Notre Dame."
Discussions between the Penn State students and the Catholic school kids covered the world of traditional art in painting, sculpture and architecture. The elementary students learned the meaning of such terms as the focal point of an artwork, texture, medium and high and low relief. They talked about Michelangelo and Frank LLoyd Wright and the relationship between art and architecture.