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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Displays of Art and Design

The art work of all of our boys is on display for the Winter Art Show, part of our Winter Festival of Art and Music.  The Festival is warming an otherwise particularly cold week.

The Winter Art Show displays the boys' work from first trimester art, shop, and pottery classes.  They are now on display throughout the school. A look at the art displayed reveals how art classes at Saint David's reflect the interdisciplinary approach to learning that we have incorporated throughout the curriculum.

To cite just a few:

Boys in Omega study jobs and careers, in related art classes they create water color self-portraits.  In the portraits they are dressed as someone in the career of their choice. 

First graders who study the landmarks and geography of New York City in social studies create works in the style of Kandinsky that depict an imaginative view of their city community.

Third graders employ basic design technology as they construct machines with wheels, axels, and levers.

Fourth graders immersed in yearlong study of civilizations, learn to draw and paint the human figure after discovering how the ancient Egyptians and Greeks realized human form; and

Eighth graders hone their skills in observational drawing in preparation for their upcoming humanities class trip to Italy where they will sketch insitu.

The beautiful, thoughtful works of art our boys create are impressive. They are created with thought. These are works of art created through careful study of master artists, analysis of the elements of design, and connections the boys made to what they are learning in art class and other disciplines of knowledge.






The art our boys produce underscore our value of 'the aesthetic' at Saint David's.

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