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Leaps of Imagination: Thinking through Art
This October, it was the second and third graders at Vinalhaven School who participated in Leaps of Imagination. This years programs was “Galvanizing Connections Between the Island Landscape & Art,” and led students on a collaborative art making project, interweaving scientific investigation and literacy to cultivate stewardship of the land. Walks through the woods inspired observational drawings. Students kept journals to record ideas, thoughts and to create. The journals and observations served as a launch pad for printmaking. Students presented their final work at Windy Way Barn on Vinalhaven. This program was a generous collaboration with the Vinalhaven School, PIE, Vinalhaven Land Trust and LEAPS of Imagination.
Check out the Leaps of Imagination blog about their visit to Vinalhaven by clicking here!
Michael Cole: Lighting Designer
In the 3rd week of October, Michael Cole, who has disigned lighting for theaters all over the US, worked with students to design the lighting for the school musical School of Rock. He also introduced them light board operation and to cleaning and maintainance techiques for our lighting equipment. Adult members of the community were welcome to stop by after school for a hands-on learning experience.
Ray Troll, “Fin Artist”
Ray Troll is an artist known for his very unique blend of scientifically accurate and humorous artwork. His “fishy” images can be found in museums, magazines, books, and on tee shirts worn by fishermen – and other people too. On Friday, October 27, Ray presented his work: Sharkabet, a Sea of Sharks from A to Z to grades K–5. He also visited the Art Room and shared his experience as an artist who draws his inspiration from fish and other creatures. On Saturday, Ray gave a presentation to the public: Fish Worship And The Art of Ray Troll or “How I Became a Scientific Surrealist”. It was a fun and fascinating event!
Click the below links to see what exciting programs Vinalhaven School Enrichment has had in years past or to view our gallery!