Monday, March 7, 2016

Eighth Grade Arts and Citizenship Projects on display - please stop by Music hallway and browse

It is always so inspiring to see what our 8th graders can do when they unleash their creativity and energy -and right now our Music hallway contains over 100 examples of what they have spent their past 10 Thursday afternoons creating during their arts and citizenship block.   I certainly wish I could share it all with you - but below is just a sampling.

Many students completed community service projects - everything from baling hay at New Village Farm to working in classrooms to holding a 5th grade game night.  Here are some samples of their summative projects:


Other eighth graders spend their time at the Shelburne Craft School where they had the opportunity to choose a new skill such as pottery, metal working, stained glass or woodworking.  Our goal with this portion is that they can demonstrate the patience and perseverance to learn new skills actively and creatively.   We have an entire display case full of their fantastic works of art - here are just a few examples.





Another group worked on independent projects with the support of SCS teachers Christina Burritt,Diana Burritt, Carin Lilly, Jeff Badillo and Sue Schaefer.   The group began by selecting the theme of "Time" and then was challenged to express that theme through a creative medium of their choice.   Projects included drawings, paintings, photographs, stringart and other unique approaches - here are a few highlights.




 
Hopefully this little preview has you excited to come in and see even more of this work.  Please stop in afterschool - or if you come during the day just stop into the Main Office, sign in to pick up a visitors pass and we'll glad to show you the way down to the C Wing where it will all be on display through the end of the week.    If you have a QR reader on your phone - you can learn even more as many have background documents available through links posted on the wall.   Here is one example:   https://goo.gl/lkmni6


 
       














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