Visual Arts

Calligraphy and Classroom Climate

Calligraphy and Classroom Climate

During the first week of school 3rd and 4th grade students learned the art form of Tibetan Calligraphy from the Monks visiting from the Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery.  Students in grades 1-6 have been learning about this art form while practicing brush control and painting techniques.  Grades K-8 have also been working on setting up a classroom climate and establishing routines in the art room.  We are focusing on ART!  A (always do your best), R…

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Art supplies for the upcoming school year

Art supplies for the upcoming school year

I hope this blog finds you relishing in long summer days, playing, creating and exploring.  The 2017-2018 school year is around the corner!  All students at ACS are supplied with their art supplies and materials at school.  However, if your child is in the 5th-8th grades he/she will need his/her own sketchbook for weekly homework and daily warm up activities.  It is preferred that you buy your child an 8 1/2 by 11″ (or close to) HARDBOUND…

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Student artwork on display in Aspen

Student artwork on display in Aspen

Parents, teachers and ACS students,  It’s spring and time to celebrate art!  The annual Art Start art show featuring artwork from all Aspen schools grades K-8 is on display at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen from April 6-27th.  Mark your calendars and come to the opening if possible April 13th from 4-6 pm.  Every student from ACS has at least one piece of art in the show and many students have…

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Silk painting and collaboration

Silk painting and collaboration

It has been another successful collaboration between the ACS art program and guest artist Maggie Stewart.  Students are continuing to work on their silk paintings and finished pieces are being installed in the central area.  Come check it out.  This photo was taken during last week’s parent and child opportunity on early release Wednesday.  Parents created silk scarves with their kids.  They will be sent back to Aspen soon once the wax is removed from…

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Empty Bowls is March 1st.  Please volunteer

Empty Bowls is March 1st. Please volunteer

Please mark your calendars for the annual Empty Bowls dinner on March 1st from 5-7 pm. Empty Bowls brings together 3 schools through art to raise money for hunger awareness.  This year please join us at Bumps on Buttermilk with over 600 handmade bowls from Aspen Middle School, Aspen Country Day School and ACS to raise money for Lift Up. Come enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and dessert with live musical entertainment. Last year we were able to donate over…

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