ASAP! is pleased to announce its 9th annual Celebration of Young Photographers. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit two photographs based on this year’s theme: Current Mood. A panel of professional photographers will select 60 photos to be included in a unique exhibition at Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington Depot, CT on November 17th, 2019, 2-4pm. The exhibition will then move to Judy Black Park and Gardens for a two-week extended viewing. The top four photographers will be recognized for their outstanding work and will receive the 2019 Dylan’s Wings Photography Award and a special prize. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019! Please see Photography Guidelines.
The art rooms were transformed into botanical still life arrangements for students to paint images from observation and to incorporate innovation. Students were able to touch and smell Tulsi, Mint, Sunflowers, Swiss Chard, and many other herbs and vegetables grown in the school gardens. What a great time students had mixing colors and painting their colorful creations! Take a look at our garden gallery.
In the first art classes of the year students PreK through Grades 6 drew portraits from observation using mirrors. They looked at portraits generated by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made of objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. The portraits will remain in the art room until the Sixth Grade Moving-Up Ceremony, when students will receive a collection of Self Portraits created over their elementary school years.
I am an art teacher and for Region 6 Elementary Schools: Warren, Morris, and Goshen, CT.