Lower School Celebrates Art in All Forms
Lower School students were thrilled to show off the ways they've been expressing their creativity during the first trimester Art Share on Monday.
This "INformance" was a chance for families to get INformed and be brought IN to the arts experiences that students have on a regular basis. Family members joined students in breakout sessions where they were called IN to engage with or observe what their student has been working on in class, and to watch various works as progress.
Students showcased both works they've completed -- whether it be a painting, dance performance, or computer design -- and also created new art as their family members observed and/or participated.
In third and fourth grade, students shared about the class they are taking this trimester: visual art, general, or drama. Fifth and sixth grade also shared about their courses (visual art, general music, dance, or design tech studio). Fifth grade band and strings and sixth grade band, strings, and chorus performed on the Lewis Theater stage.
For many students, it marked the first time they'd performed together on the stage after a year of virtually playing together. Students played warm ups and tunes that they're learning in class now. The Chorus offered a preview of the Thanksgiving Assembly performance.
"We are embarking on a celebration of the arts," said Director of Fine and Performing Arts Mark Schuppener. "We are rebuilding this community of sounds, this atmosphere. For some of our students, they're beginners. That's the beauty of our program: every student plays an instrument."
The Fine and Performing Arts Department looks forward to inviting families into our classrooms to watch your students engage in the creative process. It is during this process that our students truly engage with one another while expressing themselves through the diverse experiences that the arts have to offer.
View more photos and videos from the day on Vidigami.