Getting Ready for the New Year! by Peter Curran

 The 2018-19 Supply Shipment has arrived! Let the Un-Boxing begin!

The 2018-19 Supply Shipment has arrived! Let the Un-Boxing begin!

Planning is underway to make 2018-19 the best year yet for the Art Lab. The room's been cleaned, the kiln is almost up and running, we've got a few new books for the library, and the new AC unit is a thing of beauty! 

This Thursday, the 6th grade stops by for Orientation, but the real fun begins next Tuesday! 

Throughout the year, we invite you to stay up-to-date with the goings-on in the Art Lab. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter

WPS SCHOOL COMMITTEE ROOM Display is UP! by Peter Curran

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Throughout April, our WMS Art Lab was scheduled to fill the display space in the School Committee Room at the Town Building. Our exhibit highlighted the recent submissions to the Sketchbook Project. We scanned and printed a selection of 2-page spreads from the submitted sketchbooks to be included in the display. 

Artists included in the display were June K, Angela L, Dora C, Anastasia P, Lily Y, and Alyssa C.

See you in Seattle! by Peter Curran

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This week marks NAEA's Annual Convention, this year held in Seattle, Washington. It's a yearly opportunity to re-connect with art educators from across the country and beyond, while re-energizing my classroom practice. 

This year is my first of two in my current role as division director of NAEA's Middle Level Division. The last ten months have been spent prepping for this event, from soliciting session proposals, coordinating a team of reviewers to score the submissions, identifying a series of division-specific offerings & activities, assessing and naming our national and regional awardees, previewing the convention site at November's Board Meeting, co-leading a writing team to draft a Platform Statement on Digital Citizenship, working way too late getting my classroom ready for the substitute, and, now, flying over Spokane as we near our destination. 

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Once I land, it's a quick Lyft to the hotel and then off to our Board Meeting and we don't stop till Sunday afternoon, as I pack up and head home. 

Student artists showcased at MLK Ceremony by Peter Curran

Congratulations to artists Darini, Sofia and Megan, whose works were included in our WMS 2018 MLK Celebration. 

Artwork by Megan, grade 8. Pencil & Charcoal

Artwork by Darini, grade 8. Pastel, Watercolor & Acrylic. 

Artwork by Sofia, grade 8. Ink.