Arts News, May 2

Kathy Jo Solomon, Visual Arts Teacher
May 2, 2019

Fourth Grade Students Create Greek Ceramics

In conjunction with their study of Ancient Greece, each fourth grade student made a ceramic relief tile in art class depicting a scene or character from a story that they planned to tell at the Greek Festival. First, the students each created a sketch of the hero or a scene from the stories they researched. Next, they transferred their sketches directly onto a wet clay slab. Working with their hands and various tools, the artists worked to add clay to build up areas of their designs, as well as carving away clay to emphasize parts of their individual stories. Then they inscribed elements into the clay to add patterns and details in both the main part of the tile and in the border areas. As a final step, each student used watercolor paint to add color and illustrate the individual tiles.

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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