Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Elementary Art Exhibition

The elementary art exhibition this year was a huge success!  Artwork from all students in Nursery through 5th grade was on display for two weeks.  We are lucky to have a gallery-like space to display artwork in the atrium of the early childhood building.

Highlights this year included a record number of art pieces (at least two pieces per child), the use of QR codes on artwork for upper elementary students (way to go Ms. Krijt!), collaboration from three elementary art teachers in putting on this event (we did it girls!), and a steady stream of visitors (thank you parents, students, and community members!).

I enjoy taking my 1st and 2nd grade classes to visit the art exhibition.  I design a scavenger hunt to encourage them to visit each display.  They work in small groups to find answers to questions like "Which 5th grade student included a mountain in the background of their landscape?" and "How many 2nd graders used only cool colors in their weavings?"  Students have to find the appropriate display and apply their knowledge of art concepts in answering each question.

Congrats to the young artists who made this art exhibition possible! I am so proud!!!!!

Click HERE to see a gallery of photos from the art exhibition : )

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