The art party was a HUGE success, the best one yet. Mainly because I moved it inside this time which allowed us to be in air conditioning and created an awesome art walk. The art was displayed outside, inside, in the corridor and upstairs in three rooms. The setting created quite an “arty” maze. The kids were so excited because they didn’t know what they were going to find in each room.
The grade 8,9 and 10 students ran the whole show. The managers, workshop leaders, photographers, food and chair guards were all students. We had three drawing floors, a group canvas painting, paper plate weaving, chalk owls, paper cut dancers, group circle murals, CD mandalas plus so much more. It was busy and noisy but everyone was having a good time and on task. I could not have been happier with my students. We also had amazing food provided by the kindness of our parents.
I enjoy looking at these photos just as much as I enjoyed being there. My photographers and film crew really captured the event. It was so heart warming seeing the younger kids looking up to the big kids who were being such incredible role models. I think we have successfully put “community” into Lincoln Community School.
Please have a look at this video:
The event did not end with the art party that was actually the introduction to some awesome performances in the NPAT by grade 6,7,8, 9 and 10 students. It was a long day but well worth staying right until the end. I particularly liked the entertaining grade 8 performance just for the sweet dance moves!
This video is a slideshow that was playing in the music room showing student achievements throughout the year and their digital art:
Thanks again to everyone who supported this event it would not be a success without all of you. On a side note, you have no idea how relieved I was knowing that the work was indoors when it rained later that evening. It doesn’t rain often but it seems to surprise us whenever we have a major event. This was the reason behind the relocation of the exhibit and it paid off.