Portraits and Animals

February 2 – March 3, 2019

Reception: Saturday, February 9, 4-6 PM


Inspired by the Past, Caring about the Future

In December, the 2nd and 3rd graders at the High Meadow School in Stone Ridge were inspired by art from our Permanent Collection to create some exciting artwork on themes from their curricula. We collaborated with classroom teachers to support their work in Social Studies and Environmental Science on two themes:

The 2nd graders were asked to interview a family member about what has changed since they were children. The students created mixed media portraits of their subjects, after being introduced to a variety of portraits from WAAM’s Permanent Collection to use as inspiration.

The 3rd graders were studying endangered animals in their environment. We shared works from our PC with the students to inspire them and helped them come up with ways to draw and paint to reflect their habitats.

To see what these talented youths came up with, come see our inaugural YES Gallery show in February 2019, opening reception, February 9, 4-6 PM

Art for Education at WAAM

Education Curator Beth Humphrey works with over 500 students annually across 9 area schools, collaborating with teachers to create innovative and relevant arts-in-education programming. WAAM provides free in-school residencies, annual field trips and fun, hands-on activities. The artwork that students make during these WAAM programs can viewed throughout the year in the Youth Exhibition Space ( YES) Gallery. 

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