Erin Mettille from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and Carolyn Snyder from Boonsboro High earned placement in the National Gallery of Art High School Seminar, a series of 10 educational and interactive sessions at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
The sessions started in October and will be held on Saturdays, with presentations of a required final project in early March.
Students will learn about the museum and its function, engage in activities and exercises in the galleries and studios of the National Gallery, and develop skills necessary to critically analyze works of art.
The students were nominated by their art teachers: Teresa Roberts at Barbara Ingram School and Todd Geiman at Boonsboro High.
"Carolyn is quite possibly the most interested and engaged art student I've worked with in my 20 years of teaching in Boonsboro," Geiman said. "Art is undoubtedly the most essential element in her life and I expect her to thrive in this program."
According to Roberts, "Erin is a highly motivated student of art and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to use the resources of the National Gallery to do a comparative study of painters Rembrandt and Monet. It will be a terrific experience and will make an excellent entry for her portfolio when her project is complete."
The sponsoring teachers will provide oversight on the students' proposals and completion of their final projects. Each student also has take-home assignments throughout the seminar.