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In the Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery

 

 

Litchfield Montessori
Mixed Media

On Exhibit: January 4 - 26
Reception: Rescheduled for
Tuesday, January 16 
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 

Established in 1972, Litchfield Montessori School is located on a four-acre campus in Northfield. The school’s curriculum and approach to learning reflects the commitment and vision of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed that the educational process should cultivate self-motivation, encourage a child’s natural desire to learn, and promote critical and creative thinking. To learn more, visit their website at litchfieldmontessori.org.

This year’s art show has a theme of “Around the World.” Students have explored different artistic techniques used in many cultures; through their worldly artistic explorations, they can better achieve tolerance, diversification, and understanding of the similarities between various cultures.

The art show will display creations inspired by the Indigenous Aboriginal Dot Art of Australia, which is a type of storytelling art inspired by dreams and nature. It will also feature mandalas, inspired by Eastern thought, and which are created all around the world. The process of making mandalas is just as important, if not more, than the final product. Also featured are paper-cut collages inspired by the French artist Henri Matisse and pieces using the technique of batik, which is a wax-resistant dyeing technique created in many places of the world but quite popular in Indonesia.

 


 

Litchfield Public Schools
Mixed Media

On Exhibit: LCS/LIS:
Feb. 1 through 12
LCS/LIS Reception:
Thursday, Feb. 1  5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

On Exhibit: LMS/LHS:
Feb. 13 through 26
LMS/LHS Reception:
Wednesday, Feb 21  4:30 - 6:30 pm
 

Students from Pre-School to Third Grade have created artwork of different artistic styles from a wide range of countries. Many turned to Ghana and Panama to get their ideas for Kente cloth and Mola design creations. Using paint and clay they mixed primary colors to produce secondary colors and also chose a favorite animal to draw and created its habitat. 

Grades 4 through 6 at Litchfield Intermediate School learned about the Elements and Principles of Art while developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through a variety of art-making processes such as collage, scratchboard, and printmaking.

Art from Litchfield Middle School students will feature a variety of subject matter including Op Art, value drawings, 3-D paper sculptures, and self-portraits using colored pencils, marker and graphite pencil. Students employed different techniques to create abstract illusions as well as representational artwork.

Art from Litchfield High School students will include works from Advanced Placement Studio Art, Advanced Art, Painting & Mixed Media, Drawing, and Illustration & Character Design. Works feature a variety of subject matter including portraiture, still life, and conceptual work, and employ a variety of art media. Visit all four schools’ website litchfieldschools.org/artdepartment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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