It is that time of year again when the Art Department has the opportunity to show off the amazing talents of the students at BISC Lincoln Park by exhibiting the collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago.
This year will be our 8th year working with the Art Institute of Chicago and this year will be our best yet! After not being able to host this event in person over the last two years, I am extremely excited that we are able to invite you all into the school to see this year's gallery of work.
The chosen piece, this year, is Approaching Storm by Eugène Louis Boudin. This painting is open to interpretation and, I think, with the link to History and Literacy, the children have produced a wide range of original ideas inspired by the piece. I am always amazed at the creativity of our children - making this is by far my favorite Art project of the year. I love that the children can take the stimulus in whichever direction they choose, and that each class’s outcome is unique.
As with previous years we have looked for a way to link with our partner MIT. The theme for this year was ‘extreme weather’ and with the title of the painting being ‘Approaching Storm’ it seemed to fit perfectly. This year, all children from Nursery to Year 6 have created a piece of work from weather masks and parasols to dog portraits and watercolor landscapes. I would encourage everyone to take a trip the Chicago Art Institute to see the painting in person and learn a little more about Eugène Louis Boudin.
This project is always one to watch out for, where the outcomes are of the highest standard, I hope you will join me in celebrating the children’s work Thursday March 31st and Friday April 1st from 3:30-5p.m.