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Lighthouse artist Les Noseworthy does a workshop with Grade 5 students from Cow Head's Long Range Academy at the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse in Gros Morne National Park earlier this week. Noseworthy also worked with student's from Rocky Harbour's Gros Morne Academy during the event.
ROCKY HARBOUR — Students from Cow Head and Rocky Harbour recently learned basic drawing techniques from a well-known Newfoundland artist at a well-known Newfoundland lighthouse in Gros Morne National Park.
Les Noseworthy was in Rocky Harbour early this week for an artist’s workshop for Grade 5 students — the first of its kind for the area. Kids from Cow Head’s Long Range Academy and Gros Morne Academy in Rocky Harbour headed to the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse in Rocky Harbour on Sept. 23 and 24, respectively, to learn basic drawing techniques.
They also collaborated on a canvas of the lighthouse with Noseworthy, who, along with the Canadian Coast Guard Alumni Association is a collaborator on the exhibition, Let There Be Light. The exhibit includes 74 paintings of the province’s lighthouses, and Noseworthy is also the author of a book by the same name.
Noseworthy has taken part in the workshop on the east coast but this was the first time it was held here on the west coast. As part of the program, the students received art kits from the alumni association to take with them back to their classrooms.