Bryce Elischer ’08 Brings Painting Demo and Inspiration Back to Palma
Palma’s AP/Studio Art students got a rare treat on Friday, May 6th — a visit from professional artist and Palma alum Bryce Elischer. Bryce gave an oil painting demonstration and talked to students about art and Palma.
"I am glad I went to Palma. It really does give you a great education. I didn't appreciate it at the time as much as I did once I arrived at college. This is a really good school.," Bryce told the students. He also shared how easy it is to get distracted in the first year of college, so he encouraged the guys to "stay focused" and work hard.
While visiting the class, Bryce created a small painting (a “study”) from a photo he took of Moss Landing. From a small study like this, Bryce will then work larger.
Bryce is currently working for Montage/CHOMP with Amy Essick (head curator) as an assistant art curator (making sure that all 27 CHOMP-related facilities are aesthetically pleasing and filled with art). He also works as a professional artist (oil painting and sculpture) and has had solo painting shows at several venues including Sunset Center in Carmel.
Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.