Monthly Archives: June 2014

Arts Collaborative Display work at Arts Night

Arts Collaborative Display work at Arts Night

The Arts Collaborative of Wakefield partnered this year with Wakefield Visual Arts for Arts Night on June 11. The school portion was in the Drill Hall and the ACW portion was in the Heritage Room. This display featured work from artists 5-65 years old! Enjoy the photos from the Heritage Room.

VPAD Virtual Tour

VPAD Virtual Tour

Thank you to everyone that came out to see Visual Arts Night and all of the students, faculty and staff that supported us through a day and a half of Visual & Performing Arts Days. We had so much fun and the show was better than ever!

If you could not make it to the show, please enjoy the slideshow below. Think of it as a “virtual tour” through all of the pieces that were on display. Enjoy!

Visual & Performing Arts Day

Visual & Performing Arts Day

Visual & Performing Arts Day is here!

Join us for Visual Arts Night tonight from 6-8 pm at the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield.

We appreciate your support of the arts!

Art 1 Distorted Portraits

Art 1 Distorted Portraits

In Term 4, the Art 1 students selected a famous portrait, or a portrait of someone they knew. With the use of the grid technique, the medium choice of charcoal or pencil, they went ahead and distorted their portraits and integrated a solid value scale. These students have come such a long way with their work this year, and this is a great example of their improvement. Great work Art 1!

Tie Dye 2014!

Tie Dye 2014!

Every year, Mr. Lashmit’s chemistry classes and Ms. Sharkey’s art classes participate in an interdisciplinary lesson about tie dye. Mr. Lashmit teaches about how the dye process works chemically and why the dyes are permanently bonded to a shirt, pants, socks or whatever the student wanted to bring in. Ms. Sharkey teaches about how to fold to make different patterns, such as a radial sunburst pattern, and what colors to use so that they blend well together. By teaching the “why” with the “how”, the students really get a full understanding of how dyes on clothes work and how understanding color and the color wheel can yield the best possible results. As always, it was a blast!