Wooden spirit

Waynflete recently welcomed Mexican folk artists Efraín Fuentes and Silvia Gomez to campus. They spent the day demonstrating their craft and sharing their family story with students in Grades K-12, faculty, staff, and community members. It was a great opportunity to observe this Oaxacan husband-and-wife team work the wood found in the Zapotec region of Oaxaca.

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Grade 7 weaving exhibit

Grade 7 visual art students recently learned about the textile weaving of the Gutierrez Family in Zapotec, Mexico. Students made two types of weavings. In one, cardboard looms were used to create a range of organic or geometric patterns with yarn. In the second, students made colorful paste papers which they then wove into layered patterns. In both weavings, students were encouraged to design and explore the rhythm and movement that occur when juxtaposing colors and patterns.

Grade 6/Early Childhood science collaboration

In the spring, sixth graders learn about and study plants as their final unit of the year. This year, they decided to collaborate with students in the Lower School’s Early Childhood program on a series of projects. They hope to build connections with their EC friends by doing plant observation labs together as well as a joint field trip to the Children’s Garden at Fort Williams.

Their work will culminate with the creation of a podcast (questions by EC students and answers by sixth graders) that will be on display in the Sixth Grade Museum in June.

Listen to a song about stems written by Wilder and performed by the Early Childhood class and sixth-grade students