Welcome to a new Burr Elementary school Year!
We are off to a fantastic start this year in the art room.
The entire Burr School community, including all students and staff have been working on what will eventually be a collaborative mural. Our theme for this mural will be: “Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly.” In the coming weeks, the mural will be installed on the entire wall just outside of the gym facing the library.
Students in grades K - 3 have been learning to look at still life paintings by famous artists hanging in the hallway just outside the art room. As a class, we have been discussing what they notice in each painting and comparing different artist styles such as realism, impressionism, cubism, and surrealism. I’m impressed with what the students in each class have to offer about the paintings during our museum gallery walks. The children in each class throughout the school are working on slightly different interpretations and complexities of a still life depending on the grade.
I would like to encourage you to spend an afternoon, or even a rainy day taking your child to a local art museum. We are so lucky to have wonderful museums so close to Higganum and Haddam. The children really enjoy learning about famous artists. If you can participate in a docent led tour, even better! Here is a list of local art museums you might consider visiting:
- New Britain Museum of American Art – New Britain
- Yale Art Gallery - New Haven
- Florence Griswold Museum - Old Lyme
- Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - Hartford
- Hillstead Museum - New Britain