Art and music classes have been working together to prepare for the upcoming winter concerts on December 3 and 10.
Upper and Lower Elementary students have been using their art time to create stage props for the concerts. Huge boxes have been transformed into many interesting things. A favorite of the boys has been a large cauldron made from chicken wire, newspaper and lots of tape. We made homemade paper mache’ and had a messy good time creating the cauldron.
Lower elementary students have been creating winter scenes to add to this large piece of art that will be displayed at the winter concerts.
Other happenings in the Montessori art room include printmaking with leaves. Lower elementary students used leaves to create beautiful prints. They also painted the negative space with watercolors. In combination with their study of European culture and music, Lower El students were also introduced to the work of artist and architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He was from Austria and his artwork had a childlike, playful style. Take a look at the students’ work that was inspired by Hundertwasser.
I look forward to seeing you at the winter concerts where you will see all of this fabulous artwork created by our talented Montessori art and music students.