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Reception Tonight! April 28, 2011

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 9:17 am

Tonight is the artists’ reception for the Morse School Art Show, at Gallery 263.

Please come tonight between 5pm and 7pm to enjoy the artwork and interact with the artists themselves!

Hope to see you there


The Show is Up! April 21, 2011

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 7:31 pm

The art was hung today!

The important information:
Morse School Art Show
April 23-May 7, 2011
@ Gallery 263

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, April 28th, 5-7pm

Here are some sneak peeks from the gallery:


Cinco de Mayo dinner April 15, 2011

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 8:16 am

Gallery 263 is hosting an upcoming dinner fundraiser, and our wonderful school’s artwork will be up for it!  Because the gallery is so supportive of the Morse School, if you’d like to show your appreciation for them, please buy a ticket to this event!

You are invited
Cinco de Mayo Banquet Fundraiser at Gallery 263

menu by David Craft and Executive Chef Didi Emmons
co-founder of Veggie Planet in Harvard Square
author of Vegetarian Planet
founding chef of Haley House Cafe Bakery

May 5th, 2011, 6-10pm: cocktails at 6, dinner at 7

$50 per person: visit for details


Egyptian Heiroglyphs April 14, 2011

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 2:45 pm

The 6th graders have been studying ancient Egypt in their social studies and science classes.  They came to Art class to use heiroglyphs in a more modern art.  After creating a foam collograph tile featuring a heiroglyph of either their first or last name, the students practiced printmaking.  The students’ goal was to create a rotation around a pivot point with their tile, similar to the wings of a ceiling fan.  Using the rotation technique, the students printed an abstract pattern onto larger paper, and finished it with a little extra color!



Silkscreen names April 13, 2011

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 7:44 pm

Ms. Walsh’s class had the lucky opportunity to be the first class to use my new silkscreen materials!  Their screens highlighted the first letter of their names.  I made the Morse design as my example.  We printed on colorful fabrics today, but next class we’ll print on T-shirts.


Fireflies! April 6, 2011

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 3:30 pm

The kindergarteners created fireflies after reading The Very Lonely Firefly, by Eric Carle.  Using their special paper, everyone made one collaged-together firefly.  With a little magic (christmas tree lights), the fireflies are lit up in the library, indefinitely!


Seven Continents April 5, 2011

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 5:44 pm
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The junior kindergarteners have learned their 7 continents.  They came during Open Studio to paint the continents for a classroom display.

We just need a little more ocean so that Antarctica can fit!