Stage III Art Blog

The Outdoor Studio

A leaf is a map.

A tree is a world.

A forest is a universe - 

If you just look closely. 

By Jameson

It's like being a tree out in the forest and looking at the every day still life of leaves.

Adam 

CLASS ART, SECOND YEARS

These words were inspired by our work in the outdoor studio. Second year artists explored the woods and creek and chose natural objects that inspired them. Back in our art studio, we created thumbnail sketches, deciding on how to arrange our objects in compositions. Later, we used charcoal to render our drawings on wood. They will be displayed on the bulletin board in our Steward Building lobby. 

 

Signe's leaf -  colored with berries

Signe's leaf -  colored with berries

Finding inspiring objects from our woods

Finding inspiring objects from our woods

Local Art

 

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Our elective, Local Art, has focused on the use of the elements and principles of design. Inspired by three local artists, Gordon Newton, Tyree Guyton, Sally Schluter Tardella and Charles McGee, we have been constructing assemblages out of wood and foam board. All three of these artists have distinctly different styles, but all use the the elements of art in exciting and beautiful ways. Looking at the diverse ways artists use color, line, shape and form to create their art illustrates how each child can find her/his own uniquely creative path. 

Lily's wooden assemblage in process

Lily's wooden assemblage in process

Sally's Gateau-Mariage

Sally's Gateau-Mariage

Charles's Noah's Ark - from the DIA

Charles's Noah's Ark - from the DIA

Our First Years' art on view in the CCB 

Our First Years' art on view in the CCB