Berlin Public School’s K-12 Districtwide Art Show was held
on April 21, 2015 at the New Britain Museum of Art
Each year a select body of work is chosen from each school in the district representing grade levels Kindergarten through Twelfth grade.
For the third year in a row, Mrs. Miller’s Drawing II students created gesture drawings of students and their family members at the show, as well as offered a table where students could create and share Artist Trading Cards.
For photos of the exhibit click here.
On March 18, 2015, Mrs. DeSorbo’s Pottery II and III students took a field trip to the studio of artist Vicente Garcia. Garcia is the ceramics professor at Central Connecticut State University as well as a nationally recognized ceramic and sculpture artist. Throughout the day, students participated in an Alternative Firings Workshop where they had the opportunity to finish their pieces using smoking techniques and the Raku process. Raku refers to a type of firing that was developed in Japan in the 16th century. Within in this process, the pieces are loaded into a hot kiln and heated until the glaze is molten. Then the pieces are transferred into a metal can filled with combustibles. The carbonaceous atmosphere causes a reaction, creating unique effects with the glazes. Students were also able to use slips, copper and hair to finish their work.
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On March 13, 2015, the Art Department took a visit to the Wadsworth Atheneum to see the Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland (1861-2008) Exhibit as well as the Matrix 171 featuring the work of Michael C. McMillen.
See photos here.