Paint stained smocks were Tuesday’s fashion as Middle School students participated in the annual Visual Arts Day.
Local professional and accomplished artists, along with some incredibly passionate and talented faculty and staff, joined Middle School boys on February 4 to assist them in trying new and various art forms including felted flags, portrait drawing, mandela rocks, watercolours, knitting, cartooning, wheel throwing, mala bracelets, and more. There were 26 art activities in total!
For over 15 years, Middle School students have had the opportunity to participate in varying workshops in a variety of mediums. They spend their time creating masterpieces and learning special techniques and styles.
“The breadth of artists and their unique talents keep the boys engaged and inspired,” said Sabrina D’Angelo, Director of Middle School. “The day certainly forced many of them to set out of their comfort zone.”
Visual Arts Day is a chance for the boys to engage in art forms not necessarily taught within the School’s art curriculum and demonstrates the possibility of a career as an artist.
“This has become a favourite day for our Middle School students,” said Mrs. Randi Berman, the creator of the annual event. “I always look forward to seeing the boys being inspired to create wonderful works of art.”