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Art Club

Art Club meets Tuesdays from 2 - 3 pm in Mrs. Close's room, 1742. New members are always welcome to join at anytime.

Recently the Art Club has participated in the Memory Project. "The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty." 18 Art Club students from Silver Lake in grades 9-12 choose to participate creating portraits of children from Romania. Those portraits will be hand delivered to the children.

Click HERE to see the portraits created.

Art Club members have also participated in the Peabody Essex Museum field trip to see Theo Jensen's Strandbeests, and the New York City field trip to the Whitney Museum and New Museum.

We can't wait to embark on some new art adventures during the 2016-17 year. We hope you will join us!


Guest Artist: Susan Swinand

Video news item courtesy of PAC-TV

Guest artist Susan Swinand gave a presentation of her work, demonstration and workshop to students in grades 9-12 Art I, II, Portfolio Prep and Art Major classes. Swinand is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, has taught at the Worcester Art Museum among others and continues to teach at Wellesley College.

Many thanks to the Halifax and Kingston Cultural Councils as well as the Silver Lake PTO for supporting this year's guest artist program. This program was run in conjunction with Youth Art Month and National Arts Advocacy Day.

See artwork created by Silver Lake students here
and photos from Susan Swinand's two day visit
here.