Articles Categorized: Arts

Students in Theatre 8 perform Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”

Students in Theatre 8 performed Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb" at last week's Middle School Assembly. This poem was performed for the first time at President Biden's Inauguration in January 2021. The eighth grade has been studying persuasive speaking, and this choral reading was...

Upper Schoolers participate in Maine All State Jazz Band

Congratulations to Max Polsky '23 and Oscar Twining '23, who last weekend participated in the Maine All State Jazz Band! Max and Oscar traveled to Bangor High School for three days of rehearsal and performance. While rehearsing the band on...

Middle School musicians and singers perform for live indoor audience for the first time in two years

Middle School musicians and singers recently performed for a full-house audience in Franklin Theater for the first time since December 2019. This was the first experience with ensemble music making for sixth graders since the Grades 4 and 5 Chorus...

Waynflete hosts 24-hour theatre fest

Congratulations to the 45 brave, talented, and gracious students from five local high schools (Waynflete, Bonny Eagle, Scarborough, Greely, and Morse) who participated in Saturday's 24-Hour Theatre Fest! This is the seventh year that Waynflete has hosted the event, which...

Upper School art students collaborate with alum Nate Dubuque ’07 on pattern design and printing

Longtime visual arts teacher Judy Novey discusses a project that started with "super humble little stamps" and kept multiplying, both literally and educationally... The hybrid learning environment presented a challenge: how could I teach a printmaking class when kids weren't...

4-5 Neighborhood Collage Triptychs

As part of our Harlem Renaissance unit, 4-5 Art students studied the work of Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. Using recycled materials, students created a collage triptych in the style of Bearden’s “The Block,” a six-panel collage of his Harlem...

Third Annual Waynflete Chamber Music Festival

Waynflete hosted its third annual Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, March 7. This event was a big milestone for the school—the performance by the Upper School Chamber Ensemble was the the first live musical performance in Franklin Theater since January...

Intern Mohamed Kilani creates inspirational artwork at Waynflete’s remote hub

With support from the Winter Break Community Engagement Fund (established by the McKeen Center for the Common Good), Bowdoin senior Mohamed Kilani has been interning at Waynflete over the past few weeks. Mo is pursuing a double major in Hispanic...

Antonio Rocha brings storytelling talents to Waynflete to help celebrate Black History Month

In celebration of the art of storytelling and Black History Month, we were happy to have Antonio Rocha join us for a Lower School Assembly. This event was made possible by the Class of 1970 Guest Speaker and Visiting Artist...

2020 Festival of Student-Written Plays

Student in Waynflete's Performing Arts program recently performed three student-written plays to a small live audience and via live stream. Read descriptions of the plays below, then click the links to watch! (more…)

Starry Night in EC

When the EC Loons returned from winter break, they dove into a study of Vincent van Gogh's artwork. After looking closely at a number of his paintings, the children showed heavy interest in "Starry Night." They looked at other artists...

EC–5 art show

Early Childhood–Grade 5 artwork is currently on view in the Klingenstein Library. The Loon Pod in EC have been looking closely at the artwork by Vincent Van Gogh. While studying "Starry Night," the students were interested in the swirls in...

Waynflete hosts 24-Hour Theatre Fest

Waynflete theatre hosted the 5th annual 24 Hour Theatre Fest—Virtual Edition. Nine schools attended, twelve plays were written overnight, and 27 students were present on Saturday to bring the plays to life on Zoom. The quality of the writing and...

Color Theory Sea Turtles

In conjunction with their study of marine life, 2-3 students made observational paintings of sea turtles. Students began by drawing hexagons, incorporating them into shell patterns. Using reference materials, artists made drawings and mixed primary colors of tempera paint to...

Metamorphoses

Congrats to the cast and crew of Metamorphoses who, in the time of COVID, rose to the challenge of putting on a socially distanced play about love and relationships! While some family members were able to attend—a rare celebration of...

Experiencing the art of Alma Woodsey Thomas

Students in 2-3 were recently introduced to the art of Alma Woodsey Thomas. Following an introduction to watercolor painting, students explored the abstract style of the artist. Ms. Thomas was born in 1891 and was an art teacher in Washington...

Chamber ensemble videos (second semester)

These resilient and determined young people accomplished something very special together this semester. Be sure to check out the combined ensembles—all 30 players!—playing "Draganovo", a difficult Bulgarin folk song. Watch the videos

Honoring Senior Performing Artists

The Class of 2020 is chock full of talent! Twenty-four of our graduating seniors found a kind of second home in the Franklin Theater. They are actors, dancers, choreographers, composers, costume crew members, instrumental musicians, singers, stage managers, and stage...

Guest artist drops in to speak with theatre students

Sometimes there is a silver lining! Waynflete's online platform made it easy for L.A. television and audio book actor Kathe Mazur to take time out from recording in her home studio to speak with Waynflete theatre students. Kathe talked about...

K-5 relief hand prints

Last fall, K-5 students used their hands as inspiration for self-portrait relief prints.  Students focused on mirror image design, pattern, and color theory. We had originally planned to exhibit these prints in the Spring Gallery Show. With the temporary closure...

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