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I am the studio teacher in Zach's Place Studio, an AMS Montessori teacher, an artist, a mother and much more.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

the annual art show

Art glorious art! Oh how I love my job! Children, Art, Children, Art...throw in a little nature and I am in heaven. After weeks of labor and months of planning our "All School Celebration" art show finally arrived. It was a fabulous success. Here are a few photos to share:

The picture above is an example of some of the children's seasonal explorations

And here is a sampling of a classroom space study, complete with a collaborative robot and solar system...

In this picture you can see both our study of watercolor media and the powerful immergent project of worry dolls that evolved over several months in the studio. Each doll is accompanied by an original story from the artist.

These are a few of the self portraits and interviews we did using water soluble oil pastels. Every child in the school made one and I compiled yearbooks using their photos, portraits and interviews to sell at the show.

Here is another angle of the space display...

And here is a photo of the Autumn door we created as a mural in the style of Tony Ortega, 95% of the artistry on this door was done by children aged 3-5. How great is that!

The school spent several months learning about Egypt. Here is a sphinx that we made with the help of my dear friend, coworker and professional sculptor, Amy Laugesen.

And here is the pyramid and palm trees we made during our Egyptian immersion.

These are some of the beautiful oil pastels created by the students

and a few more surrounding one of the murals we made with Tony Ortega this year in the studio.

And here I am moments before the show. Proud of the show but my greatest reward is that if you ask any of our students if they are an artist they will say YES without hesitation or doubt. They are celebrated, inspiring, creative artists and I hope that truth will plant itself deep in their hearts and continue to grow throughout their lives.