Arts at BCD

Conceptual Drawing with Dana Piazza

“When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution in a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” – Sol LeWitt

By |2018-02-06T14:57:51-05:00February 6th, 2018|

Upcoming exhibitions featuring BCD Teaching Artists…

At the core of BCD’s vibrant Arts program are a group of talented artists who, in addition to bringing their skills and perspectives to our students, are also participating in the contemporary art world at large.

Here are some upcoming exhibitions where you will find incredible works by our Arts faculty:

Ben Evans (K-6 Ceramics, and Functional Tableware)
Geoffrey Young Gallery
40 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA
February 3-25, 2018
Reception: February 3, 5-7PM







Dana Piazza (Conceptual Drawing)
“Between the Lines”
Albany Center Gallery
488 Broadway, Suite 107, Albany, NY
January 30 – February 23
Reception: February 2, 5-8PM







Max Spitzer (K-6 Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, Painting with Color)
“Sarah Pike, Michael Smoot, Max Spitzer”
Carroll House Gallery at Keene State College
229 Main St., Keene, NH
February 13 – March 8
Reception: February 13, 5-7PM

By |2018-01-30T14:53:25-05:00January 30th, 2018|

Winter Arts Block Heats Up!

The Art Studios are alive with creative energy! Upper School students are exploring all kinds of mediums and processes through vastly different offerings this term. Ben Evans’ “Focus on Function” ceramics class uses functional tableware styles from around the world to inspire students to create their own pieces with hand building and wheel-working techniques. Color theory is the focus of Max Spitzer’s painting class which is followed by his sculpture class that centers around mold-making and plaster work. New teaching artist Dana Piazza (‘o6 BCD2S) leads “Conceptual Drawing” where students are using Sumi inks and special drawing tools to create abstract drawings driven by self-authored instructions.

Check out our artists in action!

By |2018-01-11T15:36:27-05:00January 11th, 2018|

5th Grade Explores the Art of Fused Glass

For their final project of the term, 5th Grade students learned about glass, its properties, and the many ways this medium can be sculpted, blown, molded, slumped, and poured. In particular, we studied the fundamentals of glass fusing, the technique used to join glass pieces together by partly melting it at a high temperature.

It was exciting to explore this new process, a first for BCD students! Check out the results of our project below!



By |2017-11-21T10:43:13-05:00November 21st, 2017|