2017 Visiting Artists Week

This March, all students in grades 1-8 took part in three days of workshops with a group of 7 talented visiting artists. Students were able to choose which workshop to participate in for those three days. This experience culminated in a showcase assembly, in which the students showed us what they had learned.

  • Janoah Bailin: Juggling
  • Stephen Benenson: Painting
  • Myles Bullen: Poetry and Movement
  • Emilia Dahlin: Songwriting Together
  • Aaron Fowler: Stories to Songs
  • Pam Grumbach: Watercolor and Collage
  • Susan Sidwell: Printmaking

JUGGLING with Janoah Bailin

 

PAINTING with Stephen Benenson

 

POETRY AND MOVEMENT with Myles Bullen

Click here to see a video clip of members of this group performing their poetry.

 

SONGWRITING TOGETHER with Emilia Dahlin

From musician Emilia Dahlin: "I so enjoyed my time during Visiting Artists Week. Clearly, Friends School is a special place, and I enjoyed witnessing the culture and camaraderie that is different from other schools I've visited. The work produced, across the board, in such a short period of time was very impressive."

Click here to read the group's original song lyrics for "White Water Horizon (Life is Like a River)" and "Waterfalls."

Click here to watch a video of this group perform their original song "Waterfalls."

 

STORIES TO SONGS with Aaron Fowler

Click here to read this group's original lyrics for "Water Rolls."

Click here to see a video of this group perform their original song "Water Rolls."

 

WATERCOLOR AND COLLAGE with Pam Grumbach

 

PRINTMAKING with Susan Sidwell

From artist Susan Sidwell: "My experience at your artists' workshop was incredible. [Your students] interests, talents, and sincerity were touching for me. They produced such wonderful plates in such a short time, I was truly amazed."

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