26th Annual Art Show at the Sherman School, May 16 & 17

SHERMAN – Now in its 26th year, please join us for a “Celebration of Creativity,” where every child is an exhibitor!

IMG_8679On display will be several hundred of the “best of” masterpieces that students from the pre-k through eighth-grade have made throughout the school year.

Their amazing works of art will be shown in the school’s multipurpose room on Wednesday, 5/16, and Thursday, 5/17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

As for the much anticipated and well-attended art show and reception that’s open to the public, it will take place the evening of 5/16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The ice cream social, hosted by the Sherman Education Association (SEA) to benefit the Pat Warde Scholarship Fund, and instrumental music, performed by many talented students, will add to the night’s ambiance.

This year’s show represents 40 different projects where students are exposed to a wide range of media and approaches. Some of the highlights include fanciful sponge-painted collages made by kindergarteners, ceramic spoon rests made by the first-grade, paper mache’ puppets made by the third-grade, and white line prints and face jugs made by the seventh grade.

IMG_8673All of the students learn many different art skills throughout their educational experience at the Sherman School. For instance, second graders create negative-space designs, fourth graders work on silhouettes, and fifth graders learn about Cubism while creating abstract paintings.

From Native American pottery to “Nearikas” (Mexican yarn paintings), art classes connect students to different cultures and art forms. In the eighth-grade, students also learn how to carve complex designs using linoleum blocks.

Once again, student judges will be faced with the challenge of selecting the most outstanding works in the Sherman School show. These pieces will be added to the school’s permanent collection that’s on display in the school corridors.

IMG_8667Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy the rich diversity of the Sherman School art program, the wonderful dedication of its faculty and volunteer parents; and most importantly, the talent and skills of the children. Special thanks also to this year’s art show assistant, Mrs. Becky Steiger.


Mrs. Alisyn Hamilton

– Sherman School Art Teacher & Art Show Curator

Admission to the art show at the Sherman School is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Photos by Alicia Sakal, Sherman School Art Show PR Volunteer

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