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Self Portraits on display March 11, 2014

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For the next month, 15 students will have their self portraits on display in Superintendent Young’s office.  The 4th, 3rd, 1st, and JK students show a lovely progression of knowledge and skills in regards to self portraits.  This timeline of sorts is a small sample of self portraits that every student will create every year.



Doodle 4 Google February 28, 2014

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Ever notice how Google changes their logo a lot?  A competition is being held for students to design an upcoming logo!  And there are big prizes to go along with it!  This year’s theme is “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place”.

Go to the Doodle 4 Google website for more information, as well as a submission form.


Multicultural Arts Center Show February 11, 2014

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The CPS district show looks beautiful!  The Morse School is represented by 3 4th graders, showing their atmospheric perspective cityscapes:





4 2nd graders are showing their Greek amphoras:



And 3 1st graders are showing their self portraits:



And finally, I was happy to see 6 former Morse students who now attend Putnam Ave Upper School showing their work as middle schoolers:

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Annual City-wide Art Show January 29, 2014

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The Cambridge Public Schools is having an art show at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center!  Every elementary and upper school will be represented by 10 students, as well as high school work.

This year, the Morse School is showing artwork by 3 4th graders, 4 2nd graders, and 3 1st graders.  I’ll post pictures of their work next week.

If you would like to attend the opening reception:
February 6th
41 Second St., East Cambridge


Free art workshop this Sunday! January 24, 2014

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Gallery 263, our kind annual art show host, is offering a free workshop this weekend.
Sunday, January 26th, 2-5pm
263 Pearl Street

Upcycled Collages is a hands-on family-friendly workshop with the artists from Life of Materials offering guided instruction on creating sustainable art. Participants will learn about dynamic composition making through the development of original two and three-dimensional collages, using the artists’ own working materials including old t-shirts, twine, wood, and more. Workshop is drop-in, free and open to the public, supplies will be provided.

 Feel free to e-mail: with questions about this workshop!”


Art at the museums October 23, 2013

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Do you or your student want to create more art at home?  Check out this article on; it shares 5 opportunities of art-making at local museums.  The Boston Children’s Museum, ICA, MFA, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History are highlighted.  Sounds fun!!


Free Artist Visit October 18, 2013

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This is free!  Check it out!

Eliot School flyer