Even the cold and snow could not dampen the enthusiasm of visitors at the Colorado Academy 2019 All-School Arts Festival.
No surprise that there was a line for the pizza truck, but there was also a line of students standing in the snow at the shaved ice truck! And, with more than 1,000 pieces of art on display, live music, and art-making activities around campus, there was something for everyone.
How many pieces of art are displayed?
Every student is represented with at least one piece of art. More than 1,000 pieces of art are displayed, representing students in Pre-K through Grade 12.
How long does it take to get ready for the show?
Even with volunteer help, preparation for the All-School Arts Festival, which includes matting, framing, and labeling, consumes the entire month of April.
How long does it take to hang all the art?
It takes a full week to hang everything.
How many Visual Arts faculty are involved?
All six art and photography teachers are involved, including Katy Hills, Angela Hottinger, Stashia Taylor, Jesse Myers, Alecia Maher, and Gwylym Cano.
What types of media are included?
Students display their drawing, painting, printmaking, digital art, ceramics, papier-mâché and polymer clay sculpture, sewing, weaving, felting, and mixed media.