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Arts and Events Spotlight

The arts are thriving at Tandem Friends!  With seven drama productions a year, two concerts, open mic performances, art shows, and other music performances around the community, there is always something going on.  Students can take classes in drama, music, visual arts, film and more.  

Check out our upcoming events, recent arts news, recent art photos and more here.

Arts News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Upper School Artists Depict Life Principles

    New Upper School art teacher Amanda Nelsen's students have done a study of Principles, wherein they select a word embodying one of their life principles and create a visual composition using the elements of art to express the principles of art. Look for movement, balance, pattern, unity and more in these drawings making use of a variety of media. Shown are Balance by Delaney B, Equilibrio by Bella M, Diligence by Luxi P, and Patience by Oscar D. Other life principles drawn by students included Felicita (Happiness), Positive, Genuine, Confident, Hope, Honor, Adaptable and Momentum. Impressive principles and terrific art!
  • Special Art Show in Blue Room

    Tandem student artists who attended competitive art programs this summer are being featured in an art show on display in the Main Building's Blue Room. Senior Talia S attended the Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School for Visual & Performing Arts. Senior Theo A attended the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design Pre-College Summer Studio. 9th grader Sofia S and 7th grader Zella L attended the Reflections Art Governor's School program for the summer of 2022. To round out the show in the Blue Room are works by three Tandem faculty members: art teachers Julia Sapir and Amanda Nelsen, and Spanish teacher Victoria Bryant. Stop by the Blue Room this month to see their amazing works, and take a sneak peek of one work by each of them in the photos included here.
  • 5th Graders Create Composite Painting

    Tandem 5th graders, with the help of art teacher Julia Sapir, created a composite painting that will be revealed at the Mother's Day Music Festival. This large-scale painting was designed by tracing every student's body outline on the canvas - one at a time - so that the outlines overlapped. Students then used warm and summery colors to fill in all of the spaces with paint and markers. The result is pretty amazing - check out the photos ahead of the reveal.

Arts Highlights