This beautiful work of art is a composite of photos of nature's art with human influence. The fourth grade students studied, among other things, nature's beauty and human impact on the environment at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. They collected trash found on trails and the beach during their four day stay. On the last day the students created collages inspired by Andy Goldsworth and Project Gyre.
This antique barrel back trunk reminds us of a treasure chest. The 6th grade refurbished the trunk both inside and out adding their own personal touches incorporating the theme of "journeys". The inside is lined with local nautical maps of the Puget sound region. Creative photos of the students 'playing' with old world maps and photography allowed for personalization of the project. There is a personal history of the person that originally owned this trunk including the work that was done to bring the trunk back to a functional piece that would warm the home of its new owner.
With the artistic guidance and talent of Ramya Ramachandran, Prahlad's mother, the children of Mezzo 4 created a Journey Through the Seasons. On four different canvases, the children used their fingerprints to create flowers, and leaves for spring, summer and fall. They stamped snowflakes on the final panel for winter. As life is a journey, Eton children experience the philosophy of Montessori: Journey to Excellence!
Local artist Amelia Sherritt (www.winefoilart.com) creates art using wine foils collected from local wineries. She shared her technique with Room 1 students and helped partners make their own abstract collages - sometimes creating three dimensional texture! Amelia and her father, a contractor, built an oak frame to hold the twelve pieces, resulting in a stunning, unique, and professional artwork. The students of Room 1 have experienced the beauty of upcycling materials that might otherwise be discarded.
Cinder cones, shields, and composite volcanoes are yours for the sitting! The Mezzo C Hot Seat is a sturdy wooden bench covered with volcanic collages amid ash and lava explosions. Many thanks to Avin's mom, Saloni Gupta and Eric's mom, Linda Ho for coming in and helping us.
In concert with their Washington State History studies this year, the seventh and eighth graders were inspired by Pacific Northwest coastal indigenous art. They created form line drawings, using both traditional and modern images. According to Bill Holm, the author of "Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form", "Formlines are continuous, flowing, curvilinear lines that turn, swell, and diminish in a prescribed manner. They are used for figure outlines, internal design elements, and in abstract compositions." Students practiced drawing the formline shapes and integrated them in to their own striking designs.
The children in Mezzo 1 have created a lovely one of a kind wall hanging that captures the animals and insects that live in the different biomes of South America. They used fabric ink to carefully color their favorite creature. This is a keepsake that will be treasured and enjoyed for years to come!
Mezzo 3 students have created adorable fingerprint designs on this teapot set. The beautiful set includes four teacups, four saucers, a lidded teapot and a wooden tray. Each teacup has a special theme like pond, flowers, animals, and garden. Student fingerprints turned into lions on the teapot and into Mezzo 3 student figures on the tile of the tray. It is time now to have a family tea time with your loved ones. Tea time is one of the best investments you can make! Enjoy your tea time.
Room 4 loved creating this beautiful work of art that would look
wonderful hanging in your home! The students chose two watercolors to
combine and paint on to watercolor paper. The petals were cut out and
carefully glued on to the black canvas. The petals of the flower are all
different and unique their own way just like each of the students in
Mezzo A's "Collage in Glass" is as colorful as the children's personalities and as unique as each one of them. Working with artist Bill Ayers, the children placed glass on to individual tiles to give interpretation to their imaginative ideas. All the tiles have been fused together to create an exclusive piece of art. Hang it up in a window or on the wall and it will bring color and warmth into your home just like the children who created it!