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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Winter Art Show Fills the Halls of Saint David's

Our boys' work in art, pottery, and woodworking is on display throughout the school as the Winter Art Show showcases the impressive creativity and skill they employed during the first trimester in art.

In our art program, boys learn theory and technique; study the work of master artists; visit the nearby Guggenheim, Frick, and Metropolitan Museums for inspiration; and frequently engage in projects that are directly related to their studies in other disciplines.

Early on they learn to draw, beginning with shape and line and progressing to the seventh and eighth grade Drawing Boot Camps, in which they use angle finding, eyeball perspective, contour, proportion, and negative space in their observational sketching.

As a result of the breadth and depth in the program, our boys develop an informed fluency in art and increased appreciation of the value of looking at life from a variety of perspectives.

Stop by the show; it's up through February 12!  It will make your day. 

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