Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Art on Display

Saint David's annual Spring Art Show is bringing additional color and beauty to our school. The show is rich with work the boys have accomplished in art, which involves acquiring artistic skills as well as studying the ouevre of famous artists and art from various cultures.  

Matisse-Inspired Collage,  Kindergarten


A few examples: Kindergartners were inspired by Matisse's cut-out collages; second graders created tribal masks after viewing masks of non-Western cultures and learning about symmetry, exaggeration, pattern, contrast, and color mixing.

First graders looked at patterns in the world and reproductions of the tribal art of Ghana and Australian aboriginals to create patterned animals with patterned backgrounds; fifth graders studied anthropomorphic and zoomorphic pots from Latin and South America before creating vessels that combined form and function, and eighth graders created "animools," inspired by surrealism, for which the boys used observational drawing skills to combine an image of a tool and an animal.

Tribal Masks, Grade 2
These and all the other fine examples of our boys' understanding, talent, and creativity in woodworking, art, and pottery are on display through May 29.

Thank you to Ms. Boccella, Ms. Fidler, Ms. Frassinelli, and Mr. Sunderwirth for their phenomenal work with our boys throughout the year, and for mounting this wonderful show.

Stop by and enjoy.

Patterned Animals/Background, Grade 1






Zoomorphic Pots, Grade 5

"Animools,"  Grade 8

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