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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Second Grade Art Show at Child Mind Institute


Sunday was the opening reception of our second graders' art exhibit at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. "What We Love to Do In, On, and Around Water" featured waterscapes in crayon and watercolor resist done by the boys.

Art teachers Melanie Fidler and Maria Valdes asked each boy to recall happy memories around the theme of water and to create a picture depicting that memory. Their works are colorful and wonderfully detailed. In creating them, the boys were inspired by their study of Hokusai, Homer, Monet and Seurat, the use of color to create mood, and a variety of art concepts including landscape and horizontal line. Boys first sketched their works, refining them before creating the final picture.


The Child Mind Institute sponsors showings of student work on a rotating basis and Saint David's was invited to participate. Art Chair Jenna Boccella coordinated with the Institute to install this show of our second graders' work.

About fifteen boys and their families attended the opening event.  The show will be open to the public through the end of May at the Institute, located at 445 Park Avenue. Stop by.

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