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Celebrating the 2013 Chinese New Year at the Brooks Elementary School.

This school-wide project involved the students in the art class of Mrs. Keefe.  Starting with a simple cardboard box and some materials from the recycle center, the dragons head began to take shape.  Next scales were added.  Students decorated foam shapes and glued pom-poms around the eyes.  The body is made with 15 feet of red fabric, which has hula-hoops attached to add support to the structure.  More foam shapes were added for the spikes on it’s back.  The finished dragon was a result of a lot of teamwork across all the grades at the Brooks Elementary School.  Many classes used the dragon in a school-wide celebration parade!!!

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Medford Children’s Art Showcase Feb. 23 through Mar. 14

Event: 2013 Medford Children’s Art Showcase
Location: Meadow Glen Mall, Medford
Date of Exhibit: Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 through Thu. Mar. 14
Reception: Saturday March 2, 1-2 p.m.
Hours: Open to the public during regular Mall hours
Admission: Free
Website (includes slideshows from previous exhibits): www.studioJCD.com/cas.php

Don’t miss the Fourth Medford Children’s Art Showcase, on display beginning Saturday, February 23rd and continuing through Thursday, March 14th. This is a citywide exhibit of work by students in the Medford Public Schools. This collaborative and inclusive public exhibit celebrates the creativity and skill of our kids and art educators, from primary grades through high school. Artwork by third graders, seventh graders and high school students offer a unique snapshot of the continuum of art learning.

This exhibit has grown from 32 participants in 2009 to nearly 500 students this year. The kids are excited to know that their work will be displayed outside of the school environment. With projects ranging from undersea dioramas to abstract complementary color studies and scratchboard art, this exhibit displays the richness of arts education in the Medford Public Schools. Hosted for the third year in a row by the Meadow Glen Mall, the exhibit celebrates Medford’s talented students and art educators and coincides with National Youth Arts Month. This year, Meadow Glen Mall will also host a reception for teachers and students on March 2.

The Medford Children’s Art Showcase is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The exhibit is coordinated by local volunteers.

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