Whitefield Academy Art Show
In times like these, it is my feeling that we need art more than ever! Although our Spring Art Show cannot be seen in-person at this time, our students have simply made too much great art for me to keep it to myself. Although there are many projects that remain unfinished, there are stacks of wonderful work still waiting to go home, sculptures that students themselves have not even seen!
Our Art Show will be displayed on campus at the earliest possible date, but in the meantime, let’s celebrate what our students have achieved! Every Grammar School student is represented here through a piece of art. Many of our Upper School artists are also represented – as many as who had work that I could track down. There are still many surprises to be revealed by all of our Whitefield artists!
It is truly an honor to continue to share the joy and satisfaction of creativity with our students.
Seventh and eighth graders got into the Sculpture Lab for the first time to get their hands dirty in Ceramic Arts. Look at all the variety in their miniature houses!
First grade artists did some printmaking to produce some delicious donuts, created fantastic under-the-sea pictures, self-portraits, and vases of flowers. They sculpted turtles out of clay – a “first” for first graders! And they studied the work of Alexander Calder to create their circus animals.
First Graders voted unanimously to do a never-before-done first grade clay project – turtles! They loved shaping the clay and stamping their turtle shells with different designs.
Third graders got into printmaking for the first time. After reading “The Bee,” they created beehives – printing with bubble wrap, and creating their own bee prints. They designed clothes for the Masaii people of Kenya and practiced perspective with some detailed cityscapes.
Fourth graders created intricate woven patterns, moody winter woods and sculpted tiny landscapes. They studied the work of Mary Blair, influential artist for Disney to paint fantastical castles, and the portraits of Gustav Klimt to make some very lifelike, bedazzled self-portraits.
Fifth graders created fun, colorful self-portraits and illuminated monograms. They studied the paintings of Wayne Theibaud to create realistically shaded cakes, the experiments of Picasso to make cubist-style instruments, and the sculpture work of the Native American cultures of the Pacific Northwest to create some fascinating animal totems.
Sixth grade students took on challenging projects. They created custom chess boards, sculpted miniature coral reefs, and studied the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and Roy Lichtenstein to create pictues of skulls and self-portriats.
We have seen some amazing artwork coming in through Whitefield-at-Home! What a joy to see how our students invest themselves in creativity. From tiny bedrooms, to miniature cities and amusement parks to sidewalk art and kitchen counter drawings and paintings – the Whitefield community celebrates art and creativity in our children!