Thursday, February 17, 2011

Olympics of the Visual Arts

OVA yesterday was very successful. About 1,400 people were in attendance. Nineteen more districts than last year!

We had groups taking part in the Drawing, Painting, Fashion and Illustration categories. We are proud of all of our students for working hard and participating in this amazing day of creative celebration. We would like to congratulate Kirsten Geracitano, Michelle Garcia and Kelly McInerney for receiving 2nd place in the Drawing category! We would also like to congratulate Jennie Buckley, Jeremy Hempstead, Mary Hadden, Charlie Pomykaj, Wendy Nyugen, Brittany Geracitano, Aaron Herr, and Sarah Walling for their participation, hard work and dedication to OVA and the fine arts!

The Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) program provides an opportunity for students to participate in individual or group artistic problem solving. A new series of problems is posed every fall. Students create long-range solutions at their schools, and travel to the Saratoga Springs to compete on short-range problems in a day-long celebration of creativity. There are awards for each of the problem categories at every level.

We are very proud of our artistic students' accomplishments. Let me know if you have any questions. Pictures will be posted soon!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Drawing and Painting Acrylic Landscape Paintings

Ona H., Acrylic on Canvas
Phil P., Acrylic on Canvas

Wendy N., Acrylic on Canvas

Janet G., Acrylic on Canvas

More to come! I will post as soon as I can take more pictures. Enjoy.