Art At MVCS

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MVCS provides a wonderful opportunity for Fine Arts.

VISUAL ART instruction this year included ambitious collaborations;

Fifth and Sixth Grade Art
Fifth and Sixth Graders assembled life-size animal heads over armatures of recyclable “junk” materials, for example. They performed an original drama about Noah’s Ark as they impersonated each beastly character they created in Art. (Images 1,2,3,4)

Seventh Grade Art
“Kingdom Come” in April gave students a unique chance to collaborate in Seventh Grade Art. Their huge mural called “The Peaceable Kingdom” honored familiar paintings by the Quaker, Edward Hicks. The mural filled our foyer as an environment for the Select Choir and their special music in praise of the New Heaven and New Earth to come. (Images 6,7)
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Eighth Grade Art
Later in the first semester, Eighth Graders honored the renowned designer Laurel Burch with super colorful paintings of her famous horses. We printed these on “Bids for Kids” Auction cards, with sections of student art collaged into four unique designs. (Image 10)

Studio Art
As “Impressionists” Studio Art students left everyone else inside as they painted campus views during the first sunny days of Spring. (Images. 8,9)

Art History-Seniors
Seniors thrived on favorite assignments in Art History this year. Recent alumni often dropped in to share new experiences from the wider world of museums and college trips to Europe. When current seniors saw photos from Rome and got to question the traveler, the Renaissance suddenly came alive. (Image 5)