It’s amazing what happens when children get behind the camera, even with limited structure and resources, they have produced some fabulous works. Our Photography unit began 3 weeks ago, It will continue throughout this week and next. Students are using a mix of technology to photograph from chromebooks, to ipads, DSLR to point and shoot. I do hope that next year we can continue to photograph together.
We just wanted to say thank you so very much for the wonderful art supplies you donated and disbursed to the Springs School students.
Our daughters absolutely loved them and have already put them to good use. Lindsey is 9 years old and is in 3rd Grade and Callie is 6 years old in 1st Grade. Thank you for bringing such smiles to their faces!
They absolutely love crafting, coloring and making art. We certainly have made lots of memories already during these crazy times and can’t wait to make more. It was incredibly generous of you to pass these along to our children and we are so grateful. We are strong and we will all get through this together.
Thank you again for your kindness, it did not go unnoticed. My girls put their new tools to use on this Thank You card they worked very hard on. They’d be honored if you shared it on your website. Have a lovely day and a wonderful Summer!
Springs School at The Watermill Center : a laboratory for the arts and humanities, Robert Wilson, Artistic Director A creative collaboration with The Anna Mirabai Lytton Foundation
Seventy students rotated among a panoply of art workshops presented by a team of creative professionals and educators. The unique and inspiring Watermill Center – a laboratory of performance, galleries and grounds – was the perfect creative venue for the 6th Graders. Students took photographs, wrote poems, sketched in nature, shot video, wrote music, made sculptures, wove friendship bracelets and performed Maori poi dances. Then they had lunch!
A series of lessons on the art of Willem de Kooning, a Springs icon, by artist Janet Jennings, expanded students’ visual world as they learned about abstract composition, brushwork and line. The students painted in color and in black and white, then photographed their paintings, and then reduced the photograph to an abstract composition within the original. A representative sample of the pictures were reproduced and mounted on board for student art festivals at the local Guild Hall and the Parrish Art museums.
In the Springs School art room, Colleen McGowen’s 6th grade class received four sessions each of learning the art of photography. Built on the curriculum in the 5th grade, thanks to a grant from the Joy of Giving Something foundation, the students had some previous experience. In the sessions this year, they were encouraged to work in partners, taking portraits of each other in certain scenarios, take still lifes in the classrooms, and landscapes in the outdoors.
Sixty students rotated among a panoply of art workshops presented by a team of creative professionals and educators. The unique and inspiring Watermill Center – a laboratory of performance, galleries and grounds – was the perfect creative venue for the 6th Graders. Students took photographs, wrote poems, sketched in nature, shot video, recorded music, made sculptures, wove friendship bracelets and performed Maori poi dances. Then they had lunch!
See How You Feel is a photography project to help young people inquire into the nature of seeing, stretch their point of view, and discover the emotion of creative experience. 5th graders from Springs School in East Hampton NY learned from professional photographers how to use cameras and experiment visually. The program concluded with a field shoot at an organic community farm. Students used up to date digital cameras thanks to a grant from the Joy of Giving Something Foundation.
Poet, artist and bookbinder extraordinaire, Megan Chaskey, worked with Coleen McGowan’s 3rd grade art students at Springs School in East Hampton, NY. They created hand-made books of their original poems. Megan guided students with poetry instruction and showed them how to handprint their words with rubber stamps, then assembled their books with accordion folding or hand sewn binding. Cover materials were handmade wallpaper donated by Elizabeth Dow.