Creativity Abounds at First and Second Grade Art Under the Banyan

Mrs. Gabrici’s first and second graders displayed their artistic creations in an open-air exhibition on the Lower Campus.
The first and second grade students were joined by family and classmates at their wonderful art exhibit under the Banyan in the Kozel Family Amphitheater. First grade displayed their knowledge of architecture with three-dimensional cityscapes and learned about color and variety with rainbow garden drawings. They used texture rubbings to create imaginary “texture creatures,” and showed their handbuilding and pinch pot techniques to make adorable ceramic water animals.

Second graders studied Central American art and created embossed tin suns and moons, festive sugar skulls after learning about the Day of the Dead, and circle yarn weavings. They also studied George Rodrigue and Laurel Birch and made quirky “pattern pets,” and learned new ceramics techniques to create impressive coil pots.

While parents and classmates admired the creativity of the students’ artwork, Dr. Vasilaki's talented strings musicians played on the steps of the Dining Hall, lending a festive air to the occasion. Many thanks to our young visual and performing artists whose talents were showcased at this wonderful event!

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