As an artist, I believe all people have the potential to be an artist. There are those who say they are not, I say they have just not found the right medium.
We are truly blessed, here at Hillside! Being a private school with small class sizes, and the flexibility of leaving campus to go to a studio, students have the opportunity and ability to explore, experience, and create with a multitude of mediums in different techniques.
There are so many mediums to choose from in Art!
We are really excited about our upcoming field trip to Molten Works Glass in Woodinville. Having worked with stained glass and blowing glass, I have a greater appreciation for glass as a substance, a science and a medium. The 6th grade students will have an opportunity to learn the basics of fused glass including the tools used, the types of glass used to create different designs, and how the glass gets fired and shaped. Each student will have the opportunity to create a project of their own design. In addition each student will create a 4×4 inch tile as part of a larger “quilt” piece which will be assemble after they are fired to create the 6th grade auction piece.
Seventh and Eighth Grade
The seventh and eighth graders have been learning the basics of page layout, story boarding and graphic design using their research from World History with Ms. Cindy. Students applied their knowledge by working as a group to create a travel guide to the Philippines. Not only have students learned the core content from each subject area, they have also learned to constructively critique, edit and revise their work via an iterative process. The fruits of their labor will be on display for all at the upcoming expo!
I would encourage you all to continue to enrich your children’s lives by taking them to one of the many wonderful art museums or interactive exhibits that the Puget Sound area has to offer. The Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture park, Museum of Glass and the Seattle Center offer a multitude of experiences, often with either reduced or free student admissions every month.