In conjunction with their study of marine life, 2-3 students made observational paintings of sea turtles. Students began by drawing hexagons, incorporating them into shell patterns. Using reference materials, artists made drawings and mixed primary colors of tempera paint to complete the compositions.
The drawings are currently on display in the Klingenstein Library Gallery.
Students in 2-3 were recently introduced to the art of Alma Woodsey Thomas. Following an introduction to watercolor painting, students explored the abstract style of the artist. Ms. Thomas was born in 1891 and was an art teacher in Washington DC for 38 years. She began painting full-time when she was in her 60’s!
We’re looking forward to seeing both new and familiar faces back on campus! Be sure to check out this brief video that provides an overview of the new Swivl technology that will be in our hybrid classrooms this fall. The video features four faculty members and was recorded during our Summer Term classes.
Watch the video
Last fall, K-5 students used their hands as inspiration for self-portrait relief prints. Students focused on mirror image design, pattern, and color theory.
We had originally planned to exhibit these prints in the Spring Gallery Show. With the temporary closure of the campus, we hope you enjoy the online version!
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During the month of January, students in Waynflete’s 4-5 program created fact cards in connection with their class unit on Iceland’s glaciers, sea level rise, and Iceland’s proactive efforts to slow the pace of climate change. (Iceland is this year’s Global Focus country.)
The fact cards are similar to public service announcements, with messages ranging from “CO2 is the gas that’s causing Earth to warm up over time” to “The world’s largest glacier is in Antarctica” to “Glaciers melting may trigger more volcanic eruptions in Iceland.”
These signs are posted around the Lower School. Have a look the next time you visit!
View a gallery of selected postcards