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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.

Spring of 2016 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. Click HERE to see the video of the portraits being delivered!

Last year Art Club members 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. This year we are excited to see Nick Cave's massive installation Until at MASS MoCA!

2017 Guest Artist: Bob Collins

Video new item courtesy of PAC-TV

Guest artist Bob Collins gave a presentation of his work, demonstration and workshop to students in grades 9-12 Art I, II, Portfolio Prep and Art Major classes. Collins was inducted into the "Who's Who in America" for contributions in the areas of Painting and Industrial Design, is a professor at Monserrat College has taught at the Danforth Art Museum among other colleges and art institutions. He is also well known for his work as a designer of the original My Little Pony and Jem and the Rockers toy lines!

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

See photos from Bob Collins' visit here.


2016 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.