Articles Categorized: Arts

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...

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