After School Art
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Each semester students in all grades immerse themselves in the life and works of the same historical artist, such as Vincent van Gogh or Leonardo da Vinci. They create different pieces inspired by the artist using various types of media, such as drawing, printmaking, ceramics or glass fusing.
Living during the Italian Renaissance, Da Vinci drew what he saw and studied the movement of animals, bird, and the world around him. CDS art students draw inspiration from Da Vinci whether it’s his use of dramatic lighting and realistic drawing, drawing and painting places or people that he could see, or building sculptures of animals that he studied.
Teachers collaborate so that learning is engaging and seamless between art class and other subjects. Students explored da Vinci’s drawings of flying machines as they related to concepts of flight and built their own models.
From the receptionist desk to the lunch room, student artwork is proudly displayed throughout our campus. Our entire community gathers twice a year for an all-school art show. Providing opportunities for students to develop and showcase their artistic skills helps Charleston Day students recognize their strengths.