Thursday, June 10, 2010

two art shows

We put together two shows of student work at the school this year. One for the grammar school, grades K-5 on the night of the end-of-the-year musical concert. And a second one, a week later for the upper school, to accompany the music and drama night.
I was proud to show all my student work, and enjoyed conversations with the parents and families.
Second graders made these dragons after we talked about the Chinese New Year.
Third graders painted these frescos of Bible stories on real plaster that we spread with real dry wall tools. We studied the frescoes of Giotto and the early Renaissance.

Ninth graders, my oldest student class painted these watercolor designs after a study of stained glass windows in medieval architecture. We looked at the windows in Chartres Cathedral, and discussed the great Rose Windows.

1 comment:

Beth B said...

Hi Jan--

Looks like you've had a busy and fun term with your classes--I wish I had had you for my art teacher in school. I hope you someday get to see the impact you've made on these kids once they've grown up.

I love your projects--from pyramids to triremes to cathedral windows! Now, enjoy your summer...will you continue your floral painting?

Love,

Beth