Arts at BCD
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!
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!
Up, up and Away! New Art on Display…
Grades K-4 have been busy in the Mixed Media studio creating artworks of all kinds! Stop by the Furey Hallways and Learning Commons to see:
Picasso-inspired “Pop Out Portraits” by Kindergarten…
Mixed Media Paintings and Futuristic City Scapes by Grades 1&2…
Plaster Masks by 3rd Grade…
and Floating Hot Air Balloon Sculptures by 4th Grade!
Stay tuned for large-scale sculptures by Grades 5 & 6 which will be on display for Thanksgiving Soup!