Thursday, September 18, 2008

Set Design & Other Fine Arts

The launch of our new High School Fine Arts program under the leadership of Mrs. Guyla Wanderman has brought a burst of excitement and an explosion of creativity to both the girls and boys divisions.

In preparation for their upcoming musical performance, Akeidah (Wednesday September 24, 7:30pm - all women are invited), one of the girls Fine Arts classes has been learning the ins and outs of set design. Each girl was given the task of designing a mock set out of cardboard that reflected the themes and the setting of the performance, thereby maximizing the set's role as "a silent character." One submission will be chosen and together the girls will work on transforming the model into the performance's actual set.

Not to be outdone, the boys have found their creative sides as well. As part of their study of Southern Blues music, they were asked to creat visual represenations of the art which they were hearing. The products were most impressive.

Our younger students, under the direction of Mrs. Chany Fleischhacker, were hard at work cultivating their artistic talents as well. These first grade renditions Van Gogh like "Swirly Landscapes" are truly eye-opening.

Stop by our Art Room any time, any day of the week, and you are sure to find more gems like these in the midst of creation.

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