Arts News, January

Anne Armstrong, Visual Arts Teacher and Arts Coordinator
January 29, 2021

Arts Update: Painstaking Printmaking for Seventh and Eighth Graders

This week, after starting the intensive by creating a sketchbook and then learning Kumihimo–a traditional Japanese braiding technique–the seventh and eighth graders in the Buck, Carter, Hannum, and Klock cohorts have been busy making prints. Challenged to create a series of collagraph prints that explores the themes of connections/intersections, students first created two relief printing plates from lightweight cardboard, and then covered each with aluminum foil. To print the plates, students used an unusual ink–water-based markers–which they applied directly onto the foil. Students needed to dampen their printing paper before pulling the inked image from the plate; as they worked they discovered and identified the skill and concentration needed to ‘pull’ a successful print. Next week the focus will turn to sculpture, and again, students will be challenged to use everyday material as their medium. Stay tuned for the details and results!


By Anne Armstrong, visual arts teacher and arts coordinator |

January 27, 2023

The Coolidge Art Studio has been abuzz this week as classes finish artworks and transition to new explorations and challenges with various media. First graders recently completed making paper by hand, and are now learning about architect Zaha Hadid, who…

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

January 27, 2023

After trailing by 3 points at the half, the boys’ JV basketball team exploded in the second frame and came away with a 6-point win on the road against Dedham Country Day yesterday. Team captain Anurag Mujumdar powered the comeback…


January 26, 2023

Second Graders Learn About Environmental Changemakers, Including One Here at BDS! Second graders have been hard at work the past few months to learn about environmental changemakers–people who identify problems, find solutions and inspire others to get involved. This week,…

By Alex Tzelnic, physical education teacher and wellness director |

January 26, 2023

Once a winter we give each of our physical education classes the opportunity to sled. After all, sledding combines so many of the elements we love about PE: being outdoors, balancing, taking calculated risks, looking out for others, and above…
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