A leaf is a map.
A tree is a world.
A forest is a universe -
If you just look closely.
It's like being a tree out in the forest and looking at the every day still life of leaves.
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.
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.