As the school year winds down, Abrakadoodle locations nationwide celebrate student artistic development and creativity as evidenced by a wide array of uniquely wonderful art creations on display. These creations are the culmination of year-long academic art programs at charter and elementary schools, as well as Pre-K programs nationwide, in addition to six, eight-week and semester-long art enrichment classes offered during the school day and after school at both schools and community partner locations. Art shows at participating Abrakadoodle locations honor unique student creations that reflect a year of imagination and skill-boosting learning. A few art shows are profiled below.
Abrakadoodle Metro Detroit once again held a large, late May art show at host facility TechTown, with Abrakadoodle student art proudly displayed from the following schools: Great Lakes Academy, Allen Academy, Joy Prep Academy, Consortium College Prep, Hanley Academy, Four Corners Montessori, Rutherford Winans Academy, Global Heights, Bridge East, Riverside West, Riverside East, White Academy, MLK, Starr Detroit, St. Anne and the Plymouth Education Center. Dawna Kelly, Education Director for Abrakadoodle Metro Detroit, said, “We enjoyed a GREAT turnout for Abrakadoodle’s 2016 Art Show at Techtown. I am grateful to my tremendous team of teachers who provided their respective schools and students with a creative year of learning and closed the year by helping to display their unique art for students, siblings, parents and family members to enjoy.”
Pat Lakatta, Executive Director of Abrakadoodle – Baltimore, held year-end art shows to celebrate student achievements at Bridges Montessori School and Archbishop Borders Elementary School. “This is a favorite time of year, when we can come together as a community and appreciate each of our student artists and the inventive art they created,” Ms. Lakatta commented.
In Virginia, Eileen Moore of Abrakadoodle-Prince William County, Yolanda Smith of Abrakadoodle-Loudoun County and Sue Walia of Abrakadoodle-Northern Virginia recently held special art events. Ms. Moore held a special art event and show at Forest Park as part of their Heritage Festival. At Moorefield Station Elementary School, Yolanda Smith held a “My Masterpiece with My Parent Event.” Ms. Smith reported, “The event was a big hit!” Sue Walia is completing year-end art shows at a number of her school and community locations. “It’s important to take the time to honor student achievements in the arts as the school year comes to an end,” Ms. Walia said.
Abrakadoodle students discover an incredible array of art techniques throughout the year: from three-dimensional collage, font design, landscape painting, botanical drawing, diorama, Benday dot painting and cartooning contour drawing, fingerprinting, mosaic, origami, silhouette and texture rubbings to paper sculpture, modeling, mixed media, stained glass, bas relief sculpture, mask making, pointillism, watercolor wax resist and so much more. Students enjoy learning about both contemporary and classic artists and such varying art styles as Abstract Art, Art Nouveau, Chinese Paper Cutting, Collage, Contemporary Art, Cubism, Expressionism, Folk Art, Graffiti Art, Impressionism, Kinetic Art, Landscape Art, Manga, Mixed Media, Modern Art, Mosaic Art, Naïve Art, Pop Art, Realism, Renaissance Art, Surrealism and Tapestry. To learn more about Abrakadoodle, visit our website: www.abrakadoodle.com.