Friday, March 21, 2014
How can 800 elementary students travel around the world? Through their visual art classes, Windsor Hill students traversed Asia, Africa, Central America, South America and Australia.
Before departing the States, students created a personalized passport. When they landed in a new country, students began by examining the country’s geography and culture. They then created artwork based on the style, subject matter and medium of the country’s unique art and culture.
Explorations included Japanese manga, Ghanaian kente cloth, Mexican calaca and Australian boomerangs.
Throughout their journey, students recorded their experiences in their passport. The art gala “A Cultural Kaleidoscope” was a culmination of this global art experience.
The Windsor Hill community was invited to celebrate the artistic talent of WHAIES students as they were immersed in visual displays, demonstrations, show and tell stations, and took part in creating their own works of art.
Priscilla Johnson, a second grade teacher, described the night as “an unforgettable cultural experience.”
Each hallway was transformed into a different continent with an abundance of interactive opportunities ranging from Aboriginal face painting, an African drum circle, recycled paper bead jewelry, to a living artist exhibit.
Another opportunity to view the school and its unique style of fine arts classes will become available on April 10th with an “Arts Infusion Open House” from 6-7 p.m.