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!
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!
Food for Thought is an Anna Mirabai Lytton Foundation wellness education program made possible by a grant from The Balm Foundation. Meghan Cereola’s 5th and 6th grade health classes at Springs Elementary School (East Hampton NY) learned how to make healthy snacks with nutrition experts, Susan Blacklocke and Kate Rabinowitz. They used seeds, dried fruit, cacao powder and local honey to make homemade power bars. They created original labels and packaged their snacks using environmentally friendly containers.
Five East Hampton High School students returned to Springs School to design and paint a mural that merged the music and art room together. The project is supervised by Foundation director Kate Rabinowitz and art teacher Colleen Mcgowen.
The students have spent many hours in the afternoons and weekends painting scenes of nature and musical symbols and events.
For two weeks at Springs School in East Hampton, Megan Chaskey worked with thirty 8th Graders to write and edit personal poems. Each student created a hand-bound art book of their original poetry using fabrics and artboard. The students’ finished works of book art will be presented at a poetry reading in May.
Exploring the vital elements of poems, starting with expressive and interesting words, metaphor, sound and sense. Exploring how we express feeling, understanding and even narrative in poems.
Beginning with listening to a few great examples of poetry, we move into writing a group poem as a way to explore the process of writing poems.
Witnessing each other’s poems with supportive, constructive comments, reinforcing how to really notice what makes a poem work.
Polishing poems into their final form.
The body of the book — collating the poems either as handwritten pages or printed as documents in the correct layout including any images the students would like to include.
Creating the books — Sewing the pages together; covering the book with fabric; inserting the pages into the cover.
In November Springs School announced the start of yoga classes as part of Physical Education on its web site (springsschool.org) :
“The Springs School Physical Education program launched yoga classes this week for grades kindergarten, second, third, fourth, and sixth. The yoga program is funded by the Anna Lytton Foundation for Arts and Wellness. A certified yoga instructor, Linda Muse, will teach yoga to P.E. classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next few weeks. “Students were engaged and had so much fun practicing different poses and learning about balance and relaxation,” said P.E. teacher John Foster.
Anna Lytton, a former Springs School student, was tragically killed two summers ago in a bicycling accident in East Hampton while riding to her summer job. To honor Anna’s passion for the arts, her family established the Anna M. Lytton Foundation for Arts and Wellness, to be dedicated to enriching arts and wellness for the young, including these classes at Springs School. Contributions may be addressed to the Anna M. Lytton Foundation, P.O. Box 625, Amagansett, NY 11930.”