What Happens When You Let Elementary Students PLAY in the Art Room

A couple of years ago, I recognized a growing trend in my fourth graders.  We had spent all their Lower School years learning the basics of art, and now it was time for them to experiment and be true artists! 

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St. Paul’s Art At Its Best: Concert Chorale in Germany and Austria

I was highly fortunate to travel with the St. Paul’s Concert Chorale as a chaperone during their tour in March to Germany and Austria. The Concert Chorale, under the direction of John Smedstad, has secured a regional and international reputation

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Kinetic Sculpture Team Wins Art Award For Second Year In A Row

The joint St. Paul’s/SPSG Kinetic Sculpture Race team won, for the second year in a row, the Art Award at the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship in Baltimore. Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for

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Junkman Teaches Elementary Students About Sustainable Art Using Limitless Creativity

Shortly before Spring Break of 2016, our Elementary School Art Studio was transformed into a rhythm junk house! Our visiting artist, Don “the Junkman” Knaack worked with the Elementary School students to build a sound sculpture and learn basic rhythmic patterns, repetitions, and techniques.

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Introducing Technology in the Elementary School Art Studio

Technology in the Art Studio is an exciting and daunting thing.  How much is appropriate in a class where the students should be using their fine motor skills to produce physical pieces of work?  How do you draw the line

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St. Pauls School Blog

St. Paul’s School is excited to launch a blog as another means of communication with our parents and the community at large. On our blog you will read a articles from a variety of authors on a wealth of topics

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The Woodshop at St. Paul’s: Local Wood, Global-Minded Teaching

St. Paul’s Woodworking Teacher Doug Finkel has been teaching a green curriculum in the Woodshop for several years, earning the Catherine L. McAuliffe Environmental Leadership Award in 2013 in recognition for his outstanding teaching and leadership in environmental stewardship. Mr. Finkel

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