As you may have seen in the newsletter, we are having an art show the last week of April. I am going to give you all some more detailed information about it in this email.
First of all, if possible I would love to have every single student participate as I believe all children are artists. This is not a typical art show because we are accepting work that could be a five-minute doodle on notebook paper or a five-hour long painting on canvas. We want there to be a wide range of styles and approaches to art-making displayed in the show. This is also not a contest, which some kids have been confused about since we are starting a permanent art collection this year.
The permanent art collection is an idea that I got from another school in Denver. Every year the school will select a few pieces to be framed and permanently displayed in the school. After years of collecting and framing artwork, you can imagine that the classrooms, offices, and halls will be filled with the artwork of students. Students will be able to come back in twenty years and still see their artwork hanging in the halls if their work is selected. We are planning on selecting one piece from every grade level every year, although that may change and we may select more in the future. Students may decline if their work is selected and they want to keep it.
Here are the details for the art show:
-Your children may submit up to two pieces for the show.
- The work may be two or three-dimensional.
-The work must have their first and last name on it, grade level, and homeroom. This may be put on a piece of tape if the work is ceramic.
-Drop all elementary artwork by the elementary art room. (148 on the second floor)
-The deadline for submitting work is Friday April 14th.
-The artwork will be displayed in the kindergarten and ½ hallways the last week of April.
-The reception will be the night of Tuesday April 25th from 6:30-8:00. The secondary building will also be having their art show the same night, so if you have kids in both schools you will be able to mingle between the two buildings.
Please encourage your children to submit work in the show and we hope to see you at the art show reception!