Art Fridays at the decordova
We have a new association with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, a woodland walk away from Birches. Every Friday, our students go in their three multi-age classes to the deCordova for art projects taught by visiting guest artists in six-week sessions. We worked closely with the deCordova Learning and Engagement Department to identify the artists for school year 2016-2017: a children’s book illustrator and watercolorist; a textile artist; a sculptor; a multi-media artist; and the deCordova’s resident potter, who will fire the students' ceramics on site! We also benefit from the indoor and outdoor exhibitions at deCordova. All of us are tremendously excited about this innovative and exciting approach to art making for elementary school students, and the children themselves really look forward to their Art Fridays.